In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Pennenden Heath like this:
PENNENDEN-HEATH, a common in Maidstone parish, Kent; 1½ mile N E of Maidstone. It was a place of great Saxon meetings long before the Norman conquest; was the place of the famous assembly, in 1076, atwhich Archbishop Lanfranc pleaded the cause of his church against Odo de Bayeux, Earl of Kent; is the place at which county meetings have been held for centuries; and has a county hall, a small building of someantiquity.
Additional information about this locality is available for Maidstone
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pennenden Heath, in Maidstone and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th June 2013
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