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Preston-next-Faversham Parish

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Your Online Parish Clerk for Preston-next-Faversham is:  VACANT.  

Preston-next-Faversham is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of Ospringe.  The church is named for St. Catherine with registers commencing 1559.

Preston-next-Faversham, a parish in Faversham district, Kent;  on the London, Chatham, and Dover railway, at Faversham rail station, adjacent on the south to Faversham.  Post town, Faversham.  Acres, 1,547.  Real property in 1860, £6,327.  Population in 1851, 1,135;  in 1861, 1,535.  Houses, 297.  The increase in population arose from employments in connection with Faversham rail station.

The manor was originally called Coppanstone;  was given, in the 9th century, by King Kenulf, to Christchurch, Canterbury;  and afterwards took the name of Priestís Town or Preston.  Preston House is the seat of G. Hilton, Esq..

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £324 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The church is early English;  has a small tower;  and contains a fine monument of Roger Boyle, and some brasses.  Charities, £17.

Brent Town, is a village in Preston parish, Kent;  in the vicinity of Faversham.

Davington Hill, a hamlet in Preston-next-Faversham parish, Kent;  in the vicinity of Faversham.  A number of houses have been erected in it since 1831.1
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales.  (London, England:  A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).


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