Ebony (St. Mary)

EBONY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Tenterden, partly in the hundred of Tenterden, Lower division of the lathe of Scray, W. division, but chiefly in the hundred of Oxney, lathe of Shepway, E. division, of Kent, 4 miles (S. E.) from Tenterden; containing 168 inhabitants. The parish comprises by measurement 2400 acres, of which 2160 are pasture, 200 arable, and 40 woodland: the Grand Military canal passes through that part of it in the lathe of Scray, and the river Rother runs along its southern boundary. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Appledore: the church occupies the place of a larger edifice, destroyed by lightning early in the reign of Elizabeth, and is situated just within the border of Romney-Marsh, on a mound supposed to mark the site of an encampment.

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

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