Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BREDGAR

BREDGAR, a parish in Milton district, Kent; among the chalk hills, 3 miles SSW of Sittingbourne r. station. It has a post office under Sittingbourne. Acres, 1,727. Real property, £3,876. Pop., 547. Houses, 117. The property is much subdivided. Bredgar House is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £180.* Patron, Sir E. Dering, Bart. The church is perpendicular English with a curious Norman doorway under the tower; has Roman bricks in its walls; contains a brass of 1508; and is in good condition. A chantry or small college was founded in it, in the time of Richard II., by Robert de Bredgar. There are a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1869, and charities £28.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Bredgar AP/CP       Milton RegD/PLU       Kent AncC
Place: Bredgar

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