Old Wives Lees  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Old Wives Lees like this:

OLD-WIVES-LEES, or Oldwoods-Lees, a place in the N E of Kent; 4¼ miles S W of Canterbury. Anannual race, on 19 May, by young maids and bachelors, was instituted here by Sir D. Digges of Chilham.

Additional information about this locality is available for Chilham

Old Wives Lees through time

Old Wives Lees is now part of Ashford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ashford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Old Wives Lees itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Old Wives Lees, in Ashford and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th September 2021

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