Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for IDEHILL

IDEHILL, a hamlet in Sundridge parish, and a chapelry partly also in Chevening and Chiddingstone parishes, Kent. The hamlet lies 3¼ miles SW of Sevenoaks r. station; has a post office under Sevenoaks; and commands a very fine view.—The chapelry was constituted in 1852. Pop., 706. Houses, 134. Pop. of the Sundridge portion, 602. Houses, 115. Pop. of the Chevening portion, 60. Houses, 12. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £150.* Patron, the Rector of Sundridge. The old church was built about 1805; and a new one, in the decorated English style, with tower and spire, at an estimated cost of £2, 380, was built in 1866. There are a Calvinist chapel, and a national school.

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

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Feature Description: "a hamlet"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Kent AncC
Place: Ide Hill

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