Kingsdown (St. Catherine)

KINGSDOWN (St. Catherine), a parish, in the union and hundred of Milton, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E. division of Kent, 3½ miles (S.) from Sittingbourne; containing 104 inhabitants, and consisting of 695a. 1r. 13p., of which 328 acres are in wood. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 9. 2.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. T. Pennington, D.D. The tithes have been commuted for £194. 10., and the glebe comprises 15a. 3r. 7p. The church is a neat building, in the early English style, containing a very ancient monument to the memory of an earl of Aylesford.

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

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