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Ickham is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of Bridge.  The church is named for St. John the Evangelist with original parish registers commencing 1557.

Ickham, a village and a parish in Bridge district, Kent.  The village stands on the Little Stour river, 2-1/2 miles northeast of Beaksbourne rail station, and 4-1/2 east of Canterbury;  and was anciently called Yecham.  The parish contains also Well hamlet, formerly a chapelry.  Post town, Wingham, under Sandwich.  Acres, 2,440.  Real property in 1860, £6,475.  Population in 1851, 588.  Houses, 118.  The property is divided among a few.

Lee Priory belonged formerly to the Barrets, and had a monastic appearance;  but belongs now to F. Philips, Esq., and has been altered and enlarged in the domestic pointed style.  Well Court belonged formerly to the Cliffords.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £997 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The church consists of nave and aisles, with a cross septiment and a tower;  and was recently repaired and beautified.  Charities, £15.1


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

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