Hinxhill (St. Mary)

HINXHILL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of East Ashford, hundred of Chart and Longbridge, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 2½ miles (E. by S.) from Ashford; containing 171 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 671 acres, of which 211 are arable, 387 pasture, and 73 woodland. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 16. 8., and in the gift of the family of Honywood: the tithes have been commuted for £195. 10., and the glebe contains 12 acres. The church is principally in the early English style. A parsonage-house has been recently erected.

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

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