Hadlow (St. Mary)

HADLOW (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and lowey of Tonbridge, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Tonbridge; containing 2108 inhabitants. This parish comprises 5786 acres, of which 470 acres are woodland, and 93 waste or common; it has several hop plantations, and some good pasture-lands, and is crossed by the river Sheet, which joins the navigable river Medway a little above Brant bridge. At Hurlake Bolt is a flowing bolt by which, in dry seasons, the meadows can be advantageously irrigated. There is a fair on Whit-Monday. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £13; net income, £789; patron and incumbent, the Rev. J. I. Monypenny. The church is a low structure. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans.

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

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