Dunkirk-Ville

DUNKIRK-VILLE, an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Faversham, hundred of Westgate, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 5 miles (W. by N.) from Canterbury; containing 638 inhabitants. This was anciently the royal forest of Bleane, and consists of a tract of 4620 acres, mostly covered with coppices, interspersed with farmhouses and cottages; there are but 650 acres of arable and pasture land. A church has been built by subscription, under the auspices of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is patron of the living.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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