Longfield (St. Mary Magdalene)

LONGFIELD (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, W. division of Kent, 5½ miles (S. E.) from Dartford; containing 128 inhabitants. It comprises 585 acres. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 17. 6.: net income, £193; patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church contains the remains of the beneficent Archdeacon Plume, founder of the professorship at Cambridge which bears his name.

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

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