Marden (St. Michael)

MARDEN (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Maidstone, hundred of Marden, Lower division of the lathe of Scray, W. division of Kent, 7¾ miles (S. by W.) from Maidstone; containing 2076 inhabitants, and comprising 7607 acres. The South-Eastern railway passes close to Marden. A fair is held on October 10th. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 18. 4.; net income, £828; patron and appropriator, the Archbishop of Canterbury. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.

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

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