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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
CHILHAM is a railway station and extensive parish in the lathe of Shepway,
76 miles from London, five S.W. from Canterbury, and nine N.E. from Ashford.
population was, in 1851, 1,247. The church of Saint Mary is an old and
building; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of J. B. Wildman, Esq.,
incumbency of the Rev. R. O. Tylden, M.A. Boarland and Whitehall are half a mile
north; Saleshill is three-quarters of a mile west; Ensden, I½ miles north;
two miles N.W.; Snattenden, two miles west; Dane Street, two miles west;
Street, half-a-mile south; West Broadham, half-a-mile south; East Steward,
south; Penny Pot, two miles south, gives name to a very large wood, two
length and breadth.
POST-OFFICE -Henry Goldup, Receiver. The nearest Money Order Office is at
Public Houses in Chilham
Barton, Rev. John Y., M.A., curate
Bligh, John, Esq.
Denne, John, Esq.
Tylden, Rev. Richard Osborne., M.A.
Wildman, James Beckford, Esq., Castle
Wildman, James Lushington, Esq., magistrate