Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for THORNHAM

THORNHAM, a parish, with a village, in Hollingbourn district, Kent; 3¾ miles ENE of Maidstone r. station. Post town, Maidstone. Acres, 3,319. Real property, £4,102. Pop., 531. Houses, 110. The manor, with T. Court, belongs to Sir G. F. Hampson, Bart. T. or Godard's Castle crowned a chalk hill; and is of utterly uncertain origin, and now a ruin. Roman urns and other Roman remains have been found in the castle's vicinity. The living is a vicarage, united with Allingham, in the rectory of Canterbury. Value, £392.* Patron, the Rev. E. K. Burney. The church is decorated English, and has been restored. Charities, £30.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish, with a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Thurnham CP/AP       Hollingbourne RegD/PLU       Kent AncC
Place: Thurnham

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