Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BAYFORD

BAYFORD, a farmhouse, originally a castle, near Sittingbourne, Kent. The castle is said to have been erected by King Alfred, as a counter-fortress to Castle-Rough, about a mile distant; and it became the seat of successively the Nottinghams, the Cheneys, and the Lovelaces. The moat and a piece of wall still exist.

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

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Feature Description: "a farmhouse"   (ADL Feature Type: "buildings")
Administrative units: Kent AncC

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