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Sketch of Detling Church 1880
—Its position, and extent, p. 5.
The Manor —Early
mention of it, p. 6 ; In the Penenden Heath Trial, p. 6 ; In the Kent Fines,
p. 7 ; Seized by Archbishop Boniface, p. 8 ; Restored to the Detlinge
Family, ibid; Honorably mentioned in an "Aid" under
Edward III., p. 9 ; Passed to the Townes of Throwley ; then to the
Lewknors ; Sold to Earl Rivers, p. 10; Restored to Lewknors and divided,
p. 11 ; The Detlinge Arms and Lance, p. n ; West Court, the original Manor
House, p. 12 ; East Court, site of Pilgrims' Resting-house, p. 13 ;
Converted into a dwelling, p. 14 ; New house built by Mr. J. S. Rugg,
whose family bought other lands in the parish, p. 15.
connection with Maidstone ;
Formerly had a resident Priest, p. 16 ; Attached by Archbishop Courtenay
to his College at Maidstone, p. 17 ; Curate's Stipend, p. 18 ; Pension to
Vicar, ibid n.; Augmentation Farms, ibid; Vicarial Tithes,
The Church —Used
for sanctuary in 1252, p. 21; Probable date of the various portions, p. 22
; North Chancel, ibid; Detling "Lance," p. 23 ; Ancient
Armour, ibid; The Lectern, p. 24-25; Pulpit, Font, Communion Plate,
p. 26 ; Tower Bells, p. 27.
brasses, p. 28 ; Tombstones and tablets in Church, Godfreye, Footes,
Losacks, p. 29-31 ; Sharp, Cobb, p. 33 ; In North Chancel, Aliens, p. 34 ;
Ruggs, p. 35-36 ; In the Churchyard, Rich, Lowdwell, p. 37 ; Greens,
Dawson, p. 38 ; Stone, Alexander, Lye, p. 39 ; Chittenden, Cooke, Cobb,
Walford, p. 40 ; Castle, Lightfoot, p. 41 , York, p. 42; The Yew Tree, p.
—Change of title from Curate to Vicar, p. 44 ; List of Vicars from 1570,
—Sources of information, p. 48 ; No dignitaries but no rebels, p. 49 ;
Change in appearance of village, p. 50 ; Old families—the Webbes, p. 51
; Polhills, 52 ; and others ; The Cock Inn, p. 53 ; Rochester Bridge dues,
p. 54 ; Miscellaneous extracts from Parish Books, p. 54-56.
—Very few Benefactions, p. 56 ; Non-resident Landowners, p. 57 ; .
Sharpe's and Polhill legacies, p. 57 ; The Pall, p. 58; School Endowment,
Appendices:- A, B and C
A. — The Penenden Heath Trial, A.D. 1076, p. 60.
B. — The feud between William de Detlinge and Archbishop Boniface, p.
B*.— The homage of William de Detlinge to Archbishop Peckham, ibid. .,;
C.— The genealogy of the Detlinge family, p. 62.
Appendices:- D and E
D. — Old Inhabitants, according to Subsidy Rolls, p. 63. „
E. — Entries of the Webbe family, p. 64-65.
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