Hayes (St. Mary)
HAYES (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bromley, hundred of Ruxley, lathe of Sutton-atHone, W. division of Kent, 2 miles (S.) from Bromley; containing 490 inhabitants. The parish is on the road from Bromley to Westerham, and comprises 1148 acres, of which 200 are waste or common. A pleasure-fair is held on Whit-Tuesday. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 18., and in the gift of the Rector of Orpington: the tithes have been commuted for £233, and the glebe comprises 18 acres. The church has been enlarged, and 80 free sittings provided. Hayes Place, near the church, formerly a seat of the family of Scott, was rebuilt by the Earl of Chatham, and was the birthplace of his illustrious son, William Pitt.