Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HARRIETSHAM

HARRIETSHAM, a village and a parish in Hollingbourn district, Kent. The village stands at the foot of the chalk hills, on the river Len, 6 miles NNE of Headcorn r. station, and 7 E by S of Maidstone; was known at Domesday as Hariardesham; is a pretty place; and has a post-office under Maidstone, and a fair on 24 June. The parish comprises 2,464 acres. Real property, £3,499. Pop., 624. Houses, 145. The manor belongs to W. W. T. Baldwin, Esq. Stede Hill is the seat of Mr. Baldwin, and commands a noble view over the weald. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £550. * Patron, All Souls College, Oxford. The church is early and later English, with a tower; was recently restored; and contains a remarkable font, and monuments of the Baldwins. There are an endowed school, a suite of alms-houses, and other charities, £21.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Harrietsham AP/CP       Hollingbourne RegD/PLU       Kent AncC
Place: Harrietsham

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