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East Malling Parish

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East Malling is, ecclesiastically, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of North Malling.  The church is named for St. James with registers commencing 1570.

East Malling is a village and a parish in Malling district, Kent.  The village stands adjacent to the Otford and Maidstone branch of the Southeastern railway, 4 miles west-north-west of Maidstone;  and has a post office under Maidstone, and a fair on 15th July.  The parish contains also the hamlets of Larkfield and New Hythe.  Acres, 2,765.  Real property in 1860, £10,135;  of which £40 are in quarries, and £159 in railways.  Population in 1851, 1,741 and in 1861, 1,974.  Houses, 374.  The increase of population arose from the establishment of brickfields and cement works, and from the erection of cottages for the occupancy of labourers in Aylesford and Burham parishes.  The property is much subdivided.

Clare House is the seat of J.A. Wigan, Esq.;  and Bradbourne House is the seat of the Misses Twisden.  About 300 acres are under hops;  and there are two paper mills.

The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of New Hythe, in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £757 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, J.A. Wigan, Esq..  The church has portions from early English to late perpendicular;  comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower;  includes a decorated English chapel at the east end of the north aisle;  contains brasses of 1479 and 1522;  and was given by Archbishop Anselm to the nunnery of West Malling.  The chapel of New Hythe stands between New Hythe and Larkfield;  and is a small building, with attached schoolhouse.

There are two national schools, built at a cost of £2,200;  a free school, with £108 a year from endowment;  alms houses, with £78;  and other charities of £10.

Larkfield is a hamlet and a hundred in Kent.The hamlet is partially in East Malling parish;  lies 4 miles northwest of Maidstone;  and has a post office under Maidstone.  The hundred is in the lathe of Aylesford;  and contains the two Malling parishes, and twelve other parishes.  Acres, 22,017.  Population in 1851, 7,212.  Houses, 1,334.

New Hythe is an ecclesiastical chapelry in East Malling parish;  3 miles southwest of Aylesford rail station and 5 west of Maidstone.  It is annexed to the vicarage of East Malling, in the diocese of Canterbury.1
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales.  (London, England:  A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).


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