Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SUTTON-AT-HONE

SUTTON-AT-HONE, a village, a parish, and a lathe, in Kent. The village stands on the river Darent, near Farningham r. station, and 2½ miles SSE of Dartford; and has a post-office under Dartford.—The parish contains also Swanley and Hawley hamlets, and is in Dartford district. Acres, 3,587. Real property, £8,089. Pop. in 1851, 1,290; in 1861, 1,563. Houses, 296. The manor of St. John of Jernsalem was given, in the time of Richard I., by R. Basing, to the Knights Hospitallers; and belongs now to Mrs. Fleet. There are orchards, hop gardens, and paper-mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £519.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is chiefly decorated English, and was restored in 1862. The p. curacy of Swanley is a separate benefice. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £45. -The lathe contains the hundreds of Axton, Blackheath, Brasted, Bromley, Codsheath, Dartford, Lessness, Ruxley, Somerden, and Westerham. Acres, 182,445. Pop. in 1851, 197,188; in 1861, 262,419. Houses, 40,763.


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

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Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a lathe"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Sutton At Hone AP/CP       Kent AncC
Place: Sutton At Hone

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