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    Ordnance Survey - Name Books for Kent Parishes
    This list is for place names on OS Map 55 North West,
    (including parts of Boughton Aluph, Challock, Eastwell, Molash and Wye.)
    This Name Book was first compiled in 1906.


    INDEX for this Volume

    NAME

    PAGE

    .

    NAME

    PAGE

    Ashes Wood  

    9

    Long Shave  

    2

    Bodshead Farm  

    9

    Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan)  

    8

    Brabourne Hill Plantation  

    10

    Mill Lane  

    4

    Brabourne Hill Wood  

    9

    Molash  

    7

    Brisley Farm  

    3

    Nine Chimneys Farm  

    6

    Brushdane Wood  

    3

    Paddock  

    2

    Buckstreet  

    6

    Pantry Wood  

    7

    Butt House Wood  

    1

    Pear Tree Farm  

    1

    Carpet Wood  

    5

    Pear Tree Toll  

    11

    Challock Lees  

    4

    Pested  

    1

    Chantry Wood  

    2

    Prickle Down Wood  

    11

    Chequers Inn  

    6

    Rattle Hall  

    14

    Church Wood  

    9

    Roughets  

    2

    Clockhouse Farm  

    6

    Round Wood  

    1

    Coldharbour Farm  

    7

    Round Wood  

    11

    Crow Down  

    15

    School  

    4

    Cowhill Wood  

    9

    School  

    7

    Deer Park  

    11

    Soakham Downs  

    16

    Eastwell Park  

    11

    Soakham Farm  

    16

    George Inn  

    8

    Stanners Wood  

    8

    Giddyhorn Toll  

    10

    St. Cosmus and St. Damian's Church (Vicarage)  

    12

    Godden & Coombs Farm  

    6

    Supposed Pilgrims' Road  

    15

    Green Lane  

    4

    The Willows  

    10

    Green Lane Farm  

    3

    Three Queens (Beech)  

    15

    Halfway House (P.H.) [public  house]  

    6

    Tower Farm  

    8

    High Snoad Wood  

    3

    Vicarage  

    4

    Jackets Field  

    15

    Warren Farm  

    14

    Jack's Hut Wood  

    10

    Well Wood  

    3

    Kings Wood  

    8

    Well Wood  

    16

    Knock Wood  

    7

    White Hill  

    14

    Lady Wood  

    2

    Young's Plantation  

    10

    Loamhole Wood  

    1

    .  

    .

    Longbeech Wood  

    2

    .  

    .





    NOTE: 1 chain = 
    20.12 metres in length
    or 66 feet in length
    or 22 yards in length

    10 chains is a furlong, 80 chains is a mile,
    One acre is 10 chains x 10 chains.

    This Map "Kent No.55 N.W." was published in 1908 by the Ordnance Survey and a copy of it can be seen on the following external website link for the National Library of Scotland:

    [CLICK  HERE]




    Names collected and entered by R. Sanderson T.C.A. In june 1906
    Names & as altered & initialled in red by J.I. Buckland Lance Corporal Royal engineers in July 1906
    Sheet 55 N.W.

    PAGE

    List of Names as written on the Plan

    Various modes of Spelling the same Names

    Authority for those modes of Spelling

    Situation
    Sheet/Plan/Trace

    Descriptive Remarks

    1

    Old Workhouse

    Old Workhouse

    Frederick Neame Esq. (Agent), Macknade, Faversham

    XLV/9/1

    Applies to three cottages situated 37 chains South West from Throwley Valley. The property of Earl Sondes, Lees Court [George Edward Milles-Lade, 2nd Earl Sondes]

    1

    Round Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Round Wood

    Mr. Henry B. Parsons, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/2

    A wood situated 33 chains North West of the Vicarage the property of Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park [Frederic John Gerard, 3rd Baron Gerard ]

    1

    Loamhole Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Loamhole Wood

    Mr. Henry B. Parsons, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/2

    A wood on the east side of the above [Round Wood]. Owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    1

    Butt House Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Butt House Wood

    Mr. Henry B. Parsons, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/2

    A wood 45 chains north of the Vicarage. Owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    1

    Pear Tree Farm

    Pear Tree Farm
    Change of name
    Little Pested Farm
    Obsolete

    Miss Ellen Pepper, 83 Old Dover Road, Canterbury

    LV/1/2,3

    A farm house and outbuildings inPested, the property of the executors of the late William Henry Pepper [to be inherited by Miss E. Pepper]

    1

    Pested

    Pested

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/1/2,3

    A district in the parish of Challock ¾ mile north of Challock Lees somprising a few farm houses & cottages the property of Miss Pepper & others.

    .

    2

    Longbeech Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Longbeech Wood

    G. Webb & Co. Land agent, Sittingbourne

    LV/1/1

    A large wood situated 1¼ miles North West of Challock Lees the property of Lord Harris, Throwley [George Robert Canning Harris, 4th Baron Harris]

    2

    Chantry Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Chantry Wood

    Henry Amos Esq (owner)

    LV/1/1

    pasture.

    2

    Long Shave
    [in Roman Print font]

    Long Shave

    Hnery Amos Esq (owner)

    LV/1/1

    A wood on the west side of Roughets & Lady Wood owner Mr Amos, Sheldwich, Faversham

    2

    Roughets

    Roughets

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/1,2

    A wood situated 55 chains North West of Challock Lees, the property of Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    2

    Lady Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Lady Wood

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/1,2

    A wood 5 chains south of Roughets. Owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    .

    3

    Brushdane Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Brushdane Wood

    Henry B. Parsons Esq, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/3

    A wood ¼ mile North East of Halfway House (P.H.)the property of Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park, Kent

    3

    Green Lane Farm

    Green Lane Farm

    Henry B. Parsons Esq, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/4

    A small farmstead on the north side of High Snoad Wood, owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    3

    High Snoad Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    High Snoad Wood

    Henry B. Parsons Esq, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/4,5

    A wood on the north-west side of Challock Lees. Owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    3

    Bisley Farm

    Bisley Farm

    Frederick Cheeseman Esq. Owner, Little Chart, Kent

    LV/1/4

    A farm house and out buildings situated in Paddock the property of F. Cheeseman Esq. Little Chart, Kent

    3

    Well Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Well Wood

    Frederick Cheeseman Esq. Owner, Little Chart, Kent

    LV/1/1,4

    A wood situated 37 chains North north East of Brisley Farm. Owner F. Cheeseman Esq, Little Chart, Kent

    .

    4

    Paddock

    Paddock

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/1/4

    A district ¾ mile west of Challock Lees comprising a farm house and a few cottages the property of F. Cheeseman & others.

    4

    Challock Lees

    Challock Lees

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/1/5,6

    A district situated ¾ mile north of Challock Church comprising a few farm houses, cottages, a public house, school etc. The property of Lord Gerard & others.

    4

    Vicarage

    Vicarage

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/1/5

    The official residence of the vicar of Challock situated 73 chains North North West of the Church

    4

    School

    School

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/1/5

    A school for boys & girls situated 3 chains east of the Vicarage

    4

    Green Lane

    Green Lane

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/1/4,5

    A public road extending from Challock Lees to Paddock district & bounding the North North East & West Sides of High Snoad Wood.

    4

    Mill Lane

    Mill Lane

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/1/5,6

    A public road extending from the North West corner of Carpet Wood to 10 chains north of Halfway House (P.H.) [public house]

    .

    5

    Carpet Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Carpet Wood

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/5

    A wood on the north side of Challock Vicarage & on the North East of High Snoad Wood the property of Lord Gerard.

    .

    6

    Godden & Coombs Farm

    Godden Farm
    obsolete
    Godden & Coombs Farm
    Change of Name

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/5

    A farm house & outbuildings situated 13 chains South West of Challock Vicarage theproperty of Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park, Kent
    Note: (No apostrophe used)

    6

    Clockhouse Farm

    Clockhouse Farm

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/6

    A farm house and outbuildings situated in Challock Lees. Owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    6

    Nine Chimneys Farm

    Nine Chimneys Farm

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/6

    A farmhouse and outbuildings sitauted in Challock Lees, Owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    6

    Buckstreet

    Buckstreet

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/1/6

    A few cottages situated ¼ mile South East of Halfway House (P.H.) Owner Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    6

    Chequers Inn

    Chequers Inn

    Mr W.R. Coe, occupier
    Sign & License

    LV/1/6

    A fully licensed Inn in Challock Lees the property of Ashford Brewery Company Ltd.

    6

    Halfway House
    (P.H.) [public house]

    Halfway House
    (P.H.)

    Mr R.Bank occupier
    Sign & License

    LV/1/6

    A fully licensed public house, situated near the North East corner of Challock Lees the property of Rigden & Co. Brewers, Faversham

    .

    7

    Pantry Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Pantry Wood

    Frederick Neame Esq, owner, Luton, Selling, Faversham

    LV/2/1

    A wood situated ¾ mile west of Molash village the property of F. Neame Esq, Luton, Selling Faversham

    7

    Knock Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Knock Wood

    Frederick Neame Esq, owner, Luton, Selling, Faversham

    LV/2/1

    A wood situated 10 chains north west of Coldharbour Farm. Owner F. Neame, Luton, Selling, Faversham

    7

    Coldharbour Farm

    Coldharbour Farm

    Frederick Neame Esq, owner, Luton, Selling, Faversham

    LV/2/1

    A farmstead situated ½ mile South west of George Inn, Owner F. Neame, Luton, Selling Faversham

    7

    School

    School

    Mr A.J. Friar, Manager Post Office, Molash

    LV/2/2

    A school for boys & girls situate in Molash village

    7

    Molash
    [in Roman Print font]

    Molash

    Mr A.J. Friar, Manager Post Office, Molash

    LV/2/2

    A parish village situated on the road between Canterbury & Charing comprising a church, a school, a chapel, farm houses, cottages etc the property of Lord Gerard & others.

    .

    8

    Methodist Chapel
    (Wesleyan)

    Methodist Chapel
    (Wesleyan)

    M.A. Linkin, caretaker Molash

    LV/2/2

    A small brick building in Molash used as a place of worship by the Wesleyan the propety of the Trustees

    8

    George Inn

    George Inn

    Mr. H. Banes, occupier
    Sign & License

    LV/2/2

    A fully licensed inn stuated in the village of Molash the property of Messrs Rigden & Co. Brewers, Faversham

    8

    Stanners Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Stanners Wood

    Mr W. Butt, steward, Chilham Castle

    LV/2/3

    A wood on the north-west corner of King's Wood the property of Colonel Hardy, Childham Castle, Canterbury. [Charles Stewart Hardy]
    Note: No Apostrophe

    8

    Tower Farm

    Tower Farm

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/2/1

    A farm house and outbuildings situate about ½ mile South west of the village of Molash the property of Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park.

    8

    King's Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    King's Wood

    Mr Henry B. Parsons, agent, Eastwell Park

    LV/2/1 to 6

    A large wood situated between Eastwell Park & Godmersham Park the property of Lord Gerard
    Lister-Kay Esq. & others. [Wanley Ellis Sawbridge Lister-Kay]



    Names collected & entered by G. Sleeman T.C.A. In June 1906
    Names & as altered & initialled in red by J.I. Buckland Lance Corporal Royal Engineers- July 1906

    PAGE

    List of Names as written on the Plan

    Various modes of Spelling the same Names

    Authority for those modes of Spelling

    Situation
    Sheet/Plan/Trace

    Descriptive Remarks

    9

    Crowhill Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Crowhill Wood

    Frederick Cheeseman Esq. Owner

    LV/5/1

    Applies to a wood situated ½ mile South West of Bodshead Farm, the property of Frederick Cheeseman Esq. J.P., chart Court, Ashford

    9

    Bodshead Farm

    Bodshead Farm

    H. B. Parsons Esq, Home Farm, Boughton Lees

    LV/5/1

    Applies to a farmstead situated about ¾ mile North of Giddyhorn Toll & ½ mile North West of Church Wood the property of Lord Gerard

    9

    Church Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Church Wood

    H. B. Parsons Esq, Home Farm, Boughton Lees

    LV/5/2,5,6

    Applies to a wood situated 30 chains West of Brabourne Hill Wood. Owner Lord Gerard

    9

    Ashes Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Ashes Wood

    H. B. Parsons Esq, Home Farm, Boughton Lees

    LV/5/3

    Applies to a wood situated ¼ mile North East of Brabourne Hill Wood Owner Lord Gerard

    9

    Brabourne Hill Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Brabourne Hill Wood

    H. B. Parsons Esq, Home Farm, Boughton Lees

    LV/5/3

    Applies to a wood situated ¼ mile North of Round Wood. Owner Lord Gerard

    .

    10

    Brabourne Hill Plantation
    [in Roman Print font]

    Brabourne Hill Plantation

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/2,3

    Applies to a wood situated between Church Wood & Brabourne Hill Wood30 chains North West of Round Wood the property of Lord Gerard
    Note: New Name

    10

    The Willows
    [in Roman Print font]

    The Willows

    Frederick Cheeseman Esq, Chart Court, Ashford

    LV/5/4

    Applies to a wood situated ¼ mile South of Crowhill Wood. The property of F. Cheeseman Esq, Chart Court Ashford

    10

    Giddyhorn Toll
    [in Roman Print font]

    Giddyhorn Toll

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/4

    Applies to a wood situated about ½ mile South East of Crowhill Wood & about 72 chains South West of Challock Church. The property of Lord Gerard

    10

    Young's Plantation
    [in Roman Print font]

    Young's Plantation

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/4,5

    Applies to a wood situated about 30 chains North East of Giddyhorn Toll. Owner Lord Gerard

    10

    Jack's Hut Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Jack's Hut Wood

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/5

    Applies to a wood situated about ½ mile East of Giddyhorn Toll & abut 30 chains South East of Young's Plantation. Owner Lord Gerard
    Note: New Name

    .

    11

    Round Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Round Wood

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/6

    Applies to a wood situated 10 chains North East of St. Cosmas & St. Damian's Church. The property of Lord Gerard

    11

    Prickle Down Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Prickle Down Wood

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/6

    Applies to a wood situated 15 chains East of Round Wood. Owner Lord Gerard

    11

    Pear Tree Toll
    [in Roman Print font]

    Pear Tree Toll

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/6

    Applies to a wood sitauted ¼ mile East of Jack,s Hut Wood & 30 chains South of Round Wood. Owner Lord Gerard.
    Note: New Name

    11

    Eastwell Park
    [in Old English font]

    Eastwell Park

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/1,2,3,4,5,6

    An extensive park situated in the parish of Eastwell & Challock. Owner Lord Gerard

    11

    Deer Park
    [in Roman Print font]

    Deer Park

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent)

    LV/5/1,2,3,4,5,6

    Applies to the greater part of Eastwell Park in which there are a large number of deer. Owner Lord Gerard.

    .

    12

    St. Cosmus & St. Damian's Church
    (Vicarage)
    [In Roman Print font]

    St. Cosmas & St. Damian Church
    Change of Name
    St. Cosmus & St. Damian
    Obsolete
    [later the Cosmas spelling is crossed out and noted:
    Original mode of spelling retained which agrees with the parish name of St. Cosmus & St. Damian in the Blean.]
    [signed initials J.I.B]

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/5/6

    Applies to the mother church of the parish of Challock situated 30 chains West of Prickle Down Wood & 30 chains North of Pear Tree Toll

    12

    .

    Challock
    Omit - there is no village

    Rev. W. Henry, vicar
    Vicarage, Challock Lees

    LV/5/6

    As there is only a church & keepers cottage which form the parish village situated 10 chains West of Round Wood the property of Lord Gerard, (see note in Old Name Book) the name does not apply.

    Page 13 not used.

    Names collected & entered by C. Gathergood, Sapper Royal Engineers in July 1906
    Names & as altered & initialled in red by J.I. Buckland Lance Corporal Royal Engineers- July 1906

    PAGE

    List of Names as written on the Plan

    Various modes of Spelling the same Names

    Authority for those modes of Spelling

    Situation
    Sheet/Plan/Trace

    Descriptive Remarks

    14

    Rattle Hall

    Rattle Hall

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent) Home Farm, Boughton Aluph

    LV/6/1

    Applies to two cottages situate about ¾ mile South East of Challock. Owner the Right Honourable Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park, Ashford

    14

    Warren Farm

    Warren Farm

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent) Home Farm, Boughton Aluph

    LV/6/5

    A farm with outhouses attached situate about 40 chains North of Boughton Aluph Church. Owner Lord Gerard

    14

    White Hill

    White Hill

    E. Lawson Esq, Estate agent, godmersham

    LV/6/6

    Applies to a public road which commences at Boughton Court & extends in a North Westerly for about 70 chains, this applies to the east portion of the road.

    .

    15

    Jackets Field

    Jackets Field

    E. Lawson Esq, Estate agent, godmersham

    LV/6/2

    Applies to a pair of cottages situate about 1 mile of Boughton Aluph church. Owner E.C. Lister Kay Esq, Godmersham
    Note: No apostrophe

    15

    Three Queens
    (Beech)

    Three Queens
    (Beech)

    E. Lawson Esq, Estate agent, godmersham

    LV/6/3

    Applies to a beech tree situate in King's Wood & about 15 chains North East of Jackets Field. Owner E.C. Lister Kay Esq.
    Note: no apostrophe

    15

    Supposed
    Pilgrims' Road
    [In German text font]

    Supposed
    Pilgrims' Road
    [In German text font]

    E. Lawson Esq, Estate agent, godmersham

    LV/6/6

    Applies to an ancient roadway supposed to extend between London & Canterbury

    15

    Crow Down
    [In Roman Print font]

    Crow Down

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent) Home Farm, Boughton Aluph

    LV/6/4

    A wood situate West of Well Wood in Eastwell Park. Owner the Right honourable Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    .

    16

    Well Wood
    [in Roman Print font]

    Well Wood

    H.B. Parsons Esq. (Agent) Home Farm, Boughton Aluph

    LV/6/1,4,5

    Applies to a wood situate South of Ratte Hall & on the West side of the main road to Ashford from Faversham. Owner the Right Honourable Lord Gerard, Eastwell Park

    16

    Soakham Downs

    Soakham Downs

    E. Lawson Esq, Estate agent, godmersham

    LV/6/3,6

    A large tract of down pasture land Situate about 1 mile North of Boughton Aluph Church. Owner E.C. Lister Kay Esq, Godmersham Park

    16

    Soakham Farm

    Soakham Farm

    E. Lawson Esq, Estate agent, godmersham

    LV/6/6

    Applies to a farm situate about 1 mile North of Boughton Aluph Church. Owner E.C. Lister Kay, Godmersham Park


    Volume signed off by W.H. Johnston, Lieutenant Royal Engineers D.O.4 [dated] 28 February 1907



    A NATIVE CAMP IN LONG BEACH WOODS [undated but written circa 1906]

    Mr H.A.A. Dombrain [Henry Athelstan Acworth Dombrain] draws attention to a small earthwork
    which has apparantly escaped notice hitherto. Thus is in a small copse
    know as Well Wood, just east of Long Beach Wood through which
    runs the main road between Charing and Challock Lees. It is reached
    by the lane that continues, to the north of the main road, the road up
    from Westwell.
    As the accompanying sketch plan shows, there is a roughly
    rectangular vallum and fosse, measuring about 400 feet from North
    to South and about 300 feet from East to West. The west side, however,
    being about 30 feet longer than the East. Outside it, nearly at the
    South end of the east side and probably enclosing the main entrance
    there is a short outer rampart. The copse was no doubt planted because
    the earthworks hindered cultivation, and extends some 10 yards beyond
    the fosse all round. The trees and the ravages of rabbits have as usual
    broken downmuch of the vallum, and decayig leaves have of course
    filled up most of the fosse, but the remains are unmistakable.
    The woodman who has for many years cut the wood says he has
    often wondered what the "bank and ditch" were.
    Outside the North-West and South-West corners there is a
    large dene-hole or "Flint well" in the chalk, while at the junction of the
    lane about 200 yards from the South-East corner there is a remarkable
    line of circular holes in close juxta-position, which Mr Dombrain
    identifies as follows: first, there are two quite distinct pit dwellings
    separated from these by some 3 yards is a flint-well - it is much fallen
    in but one of the usual leadings is not quite choked up, though entrance
    would be difficult without excavation; then another pit-dwelling; and
    finally one of the cargo basins, or hollows, found in scores of places
    on the high hill-tops. Of these Mr Dombrain writes, " they are much too large
    and too deep to have ever been dwellings, and my opinion is that they were
    cattle shelters. When gales were raging over the hills, these excavations
    would afford a considerable shelter, and perhapse most important of all, the
    cattle would be congregated and easier to defend against their deadliest
    enemy, the wolf.

    .

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