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Graine Parish

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Graine is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Rochester, in the archdeaconry of Rochester and St. Albans.  The church is named for St. James with original parish registers commencing 1653.

Grain [sic], Isle of, or St. James, a parish in Hoo district, Kent;  between the Thames and the Medway, 2 miles west-by-north of Sheerness rail station.  It has a post office under Rochester.  Acres, 9,431;  of which 6,150 are water.  Real property in 1860, £4,987.  Population in 1861, 255.  Houses, 49.  The property is divided among a few.

The land was an island;  bounded, on the west by Yantlet creek, on the other sides by the Thames and the Medway;  but it is now connected with the mainland westward by a good road.  The site of the village, on the east, is high grounds;  but the rest of the parish is low and flat, mostly pasture and marsh;  and is protected from sea inundation by embankments.  The Nore light is off the east end.  A large fort for the defence of the Medway was nearly completed in June 1865.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester.  Value, £360 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, G. Henderson, Esq..  The church belonged, before the time of Edward I, to Minster nunnery in Sheppey;  has a brass of 1494;  and is good.

There is an Independent chapel.1
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales.  (London, England:  A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).

 

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