Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ASH-NEXT-SANDWICH

ASH-NEXT-SANDWICH, a village and a parish in Eastry district, Kent. The village stands on a rising-ground, by the side of Wingham brook, a tributary of the Stour, 3 miles W of Sandwich r. station; and has a post office,‡ of the name of Ash, under Sandwich. The parish comprises 6,871 acres. Real property, £20,467. Pop., 2,039. Houses, 438. Richborough Castle,-the Roman Rutupiæ, is on the E border, about a mile N of Sandwich. See Richborough. One of the earliest set Elements of the Saxons was in the parish; and many relics of the earliest Saxon times have been found. Hops are grown; and pale ale is extensively brewed. There are two livings, St. Nicholas and Trinity; and both are vicar ages in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £293* and £50. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. St. N. church is cruciform, early English, and very fine; is surmounted by a spired central tower, which serves as a landmark; has undergone some good recent restorations; and con tains two altar-tombs and some brasses The church of Trinity stands at Westmarsh, 2 miles distant; and there is a neat Independent chapel. A school has £90 from endowment; and other charities have £47.

(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: Ash Ch/AP/CP       Eastry RegD/PLU       Kent AncC
Place: Ash

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