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Boxley, Hollingbourn, Maidstone

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

BOXLEY is a village, two miles and a half N.E. of Maidstone, and eight miles south from Rochester. The population in 1851 was 1508. The church dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice, and contains some interesting monuments. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of th Dean and Chapter of Rochester; the Rev. Frederick Richards is the incumbent. Sandling is a hamlet of Boxley, two miles S.W. of Boxley, and one mile and a half north of Maidstone. Penenden Heath, the famous place of meeting for the county, is within this parish. Boarley is one mile west of Boxley; Weavering street and Grove Green are two miles and a half from Boxley, and one mile and a half from Maidstone; Vinters is one mile from Maidstone.

POST-OFFICE. - Mrs. Sophia Davis, postmistress. Letters received through Maidstone,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office. .


Balston, Rev. Edward, Abbey
Best, Mrs., Park House
Burton, Captain Edward, Sandling House
Crandell, William, Esq.
Pavis, Captain Arthur.
Espinasse, James, Esq., recorder of Rochester, Boseley Lodge.
Fostal, Charles, farmer
Filmer, Mrs.
Fowle, Mr. William
Franklyn, Thomas, Esq.
Lushington, Edmund L., Esq.
Robertson, James, Esq.
Richards, Rev. Frederick
Scratton, Daniel, Esq
Stacey, Mrs., Sandling
Townley, Rev. William, BMey Cottage
Whatman, James, Esq.

Public Houses in Boxley


Atkins, Mark, maltster
Avery, William Sharp, farmer
Baker, George, beer retailer
Barrow, George, blacksmith
Barrow, Henry, farmer
Betts, James, farmer
Blinkhorn, Thomas, farmer and miller
Bridgland, William, farmer
Bridgland, Thomas, farmer
Brooker, William, farmer
Davis, Mrs. Sophia, postmistress
Dawson, Richard, farmer
George, George, farmer
Grover, William, Running Horse, Sandling
Green, James Edwin, bricklayer
Hickmott, John, King's Arms
Hills, George John, fanner
Huggett, James, Bull Inn
Kellick, Anthony, farmer
Kellick, Jesse, farmer, Weavering street
Lamb, Samuel, farmer
May, Thomas, boot and shoemaker
Miles, Thomas, beer retailer
Millen, William, farmer
Murrell, William, wheelwright
Offin, Alfred, farmer
Ongley, Thomas, Red Lion Inn
Ottway, Thomas, Gibraltar Inn and Chiltern Hundreds Inn
Parks, John, bricklayer and parish clerk
Russell, George, plumber
Smith, Kellick, miller
Wallis, John, boot and shoe maker
Wicks, Thomas, farmer

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