Hurst (St. Leonard)

HURST (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of East Ashford, partly within the liberty of Romney-Marsh, but chiefly in the hundred of Street, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 5½ miles (W.) from Hythe; containing 40 inhabitants. It comprises 459 acres. The Grand Military canal passes through. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 18. 4., and in the patronage of Mrs. Carter; income, £55. The church being in ruins, the inhabitants attend service at Aldington, which is situated to the north, between Hurst and the South-Eastern railway.

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

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