Hastingleigh (St. Mary)
HASTINGLEIGH (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of East Ashford, franchise and barony of Bircholt, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 6½ miles (E. by N.) from Ashford; containing 233 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1403a. 2r. 36p., of which 624 acres are arable, 563 pasture, 176 woodland, 24 in hop plantations, and 16 garden-ground. The living is a rectory, with that of Elmstead united, valued in the king's books at £10. 5., and in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury: the tithes have been commuted for £231, and the glebe comprises 21 acres.