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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.


GODMERSHAM is a village and parish near the Canterbury Branch Railway,
three miles N.E. of Wye Station, 75 from London, eight from Canterbury, S.W., and
six from Ashford, N.E.; in the lathe of Scray, hundred of Felborough, and union of
East Ashford, East Kent. The population was, in 1851, 424. The church of Saint
Lawrence is a plain building; the living is a vicarage in the gift of the Archbishop of
Canterbury, and incumbency of the Rev. T. H. Gale. Hurst is three-quarters of a
mile north ; Pope Street, three-quarters of a mile N.E.; Ripple and Trunworth, half-a mile
south; Belton, one mile S.W. j Egerton, one mile east, on the border of the great
wood, called Penny Pot Wood

POST-OFFICE -Stephen Finn, Receiver. Letters received by foot-post from
Canterbury.


GENTRY.
Gale, Rev. Thomas, M.A.
Knight, Edward, Esq., Godmersham park

TRADERS.

Coltham, George, farmer
Cook, Thomas, grocer
Crothall, Thomas, bricklayer
Finn, Stephen, shoe maker and postmaster
Harvey, John Fagg, farmer
Kennett, John, carpenter
Tuff, Daniel, farmer
Walker, Thomas, blacksmith
Woodrow, Peter, farmer

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