Egerton (St. James)

EGERTON (St. James), a parish, in the union of West Ashford, hundred of Calehill, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 13 miles (S. E. by E.) from Maidstone; containing 880 inhabitants. It comprises 2780 acres, of which 125 are in wood. A pleasure-fair is held on August 5th. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £111; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London: there are 9 acres of glebe. A gallery has been built in the church, by which 70 free sittings have been provided. The Baptists have a place of worship; and there are two schools. In the parish is a petrifying spring.

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

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