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    Fairbourne
    Fereburne: Hugh nephew of Herbert and Ralph de Courbèpine from Bishop of Bayeux. 2 mills.
    Manor farm.

    Fanscombe
    Fane / anne: Adam from Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    Possibly Fanscoombe Wood.

    Farningham
    Ferligeham / Fe(o)rningeham: Ansgot from Archbishop of Canterbury; Mauger, Wadard and Arnulf de Hesdin from Bishop of Bayeux. 1 mills.
    Attractive; on River Darent with a water flour-mill. Captain Bligh of the Bounty lived in the manor house.

    Farthingloe
    Ferlingelai: William FitzGeoffrey from Canons of St. Martin's of Dover.

    Faversham
    Favreshant: King's land. 2 salthouses, mill, market.
    Market town and small port. Richard Arden, a 16th century mayor, was murdered here by his wife and her lover. An early domestic drama, Arden of Faversham, is based on this story.

    Fawkham
    Fachesham: Bishop of Rochester. Church, 2 mills.
    Manor house.

    Finglesham
    Flenguessam: William Follet from Archbishop of Canterbury.

    Fleet
    Fletes: William de Arques from Archbishop of Canterbury. Fishery, salthouse.
    Fleet Farm.

    Folkestone
    Fulchestan: William de Arques from Bishop of Bayeux. 5 churches, 11 mills, salthouse.
    Seaside resort and fishing port; birthplace of William Harvey, the physician who discovered blood circulation. East Cliff has remains of a Roman villa, but Caesar's Camp is Norman. The 13th century parish church stands on the site of a 7th century Saxon nunnery.

    Foots Cray
    Crai / ie: William FitzOdger from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.
    Urban district of Greater London.

    Fordwich
    Forewic: St. Augustine's Abbey.
    Once the port for Canterbury and a member of the Cinque Port Confederation. A tomb in the part-Norman church is said to be Augustine's.

    Frindsbury
    Frandesberie: Bishop of Rochester. Church, mill.
    Church founded in 1075 still stands; cement-works.

    Frinsted
    Fredenestede: Hugh nephew of Herbert and Aethelwold the Chamberlain from Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    Wooded country.

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    Garrington
    Warwintone: St. Augustine's Abbey.
    Garrington Farm.

    Giddinge
    Getinge: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks.
    Part of Dover.

    Gillingham
    Gelingeham: Archbishop of Canterbury; Odo from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, 2 mills, 3 fisheries.
    Town on the River Medway, site of much of Chatham Royal Dockyard (now closed).

    Godmersham
    Gomersham: Archbishop of Canterbury. Church, mill.
    On River Stow. Jane Austen visited her brother at Godmersham Park and based her novel Mansfield Park there.

    Graveney
    Gravenel: Richard the Constable from Archbishop of Canterbury. 4 salthouses.
    On the edge of marshland.

    Gravesend
    Gravesham: Herbert FitzIvo from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Part of industrial development of the River Thames. The Red Indian princess Pocohontas died here in 1616.

    Great Chart
    Certh: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. 2 mills, salthouse.
    Half-timbered houses; moated house.

    Great Delce
    Delce: Ansgot of Rochester from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Part of Chatham.

    Greenwich
    Grenviz: Bishop of Lisieux from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Thames-side London borough; developed by the Stuart kings. The royal palace was the birthplace of Henry VIII, Queen Mary and Elizabeth I.

    Guston
    Gocistone: Wulfric from Canons of St. Martin's of Dover.
    Louis Blériot landed the first cross-Channel aeroplane here in 1909.

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    Hadlow
    Haslow: Richard FitzGilbert from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, 2 mills, 12 fisheries.
    Settled since Roman times.

    Halling
    Hallinges: Bishop of Rochester. Church.
    Surrounded by industry and quarries.

    Ham
    Hama: Osbern son of Ledhard from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Thatched cottages.

    Hammil
    Ai / Hamolde: Bishop of Bayeux.
    Remote.

    Hampton
    Haintone: Hugh de Montfort.

    Harbilton
    Herbretitou:
    Lost.

    Harrietsham
    Hariardesham: Hugh nephew of Herbert from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, 2 mills.

    Hartanger
    Hertange:
    Lost.

    Hartley
    Erelei: Ralph son of Thorold from Bishop of Bayeux; formerly a woman.
    Dormitory suburb of Gravesend.

    Harty
    Herte: King received part of fines for house-breaking, breach of the peace and highway robbery.
    Isle of Harty. Remote; traces of ancient saltworkings. 15th century Sayes Court was built by first Lord Saye and Sele, Warden of the Cinque Ports.

    Hastingleigh
    Hastingelai / lei: Roger FitzAnsketel from Bishop of Bayeux; Hugh de Montfort.

    Haven
    Hadone:
    Lost.

    Hawkhurst
    Hauochesten: Robert of Romney but claimed by Canons of St. Martin's of Dover.
    Once the hub of the Wealden iron industry.

    Hawley
    Hagelei: Hugh de Port from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill.
    Suburb of Dartford.

    Hemsted
    Hamestede: Ranulf de Vaubadon from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Henhurst
    Hanehest: Ansgot of Rochester from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Higham
    Hecham: Adam from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, mill, fishery.
    At Gads Hill, notorious in the 17th and 18th centuries for highwaymen, Charles Dickens bought Gads Hill Place in 1856.

    Hollingbourne
    Hoilinegeborde / Holingeborne: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. Church, 2 mills.
    Tudor manor house on the Pilgrim's Way.

    Hoo
    Hou: Bishop of Bayeux. 6 churches.

    Horton
    Hortone: Ansfrid from Bishop of Bayeux. 2 mills. King received fines for house-breaking, breach of the peace and highway robbery.
    On the Great Stour river.

    Hougham
    Hi(u)cham / Huham: Baldwin from Canons of St. Martin's of Dover.

    Howbury
    Hou:
    Lost in Crayford, a London suburb.

    Hurst (in Chilham)
    Herste: Hugh de Port from Bishop of Bayeux. King received penalties for house-breaking, breach of the peace and highway robbery.
    Hurst Farm near Chilham.

    Hythe
    Heda / ae: Archbishop of Canterbury.
    Ancient market town; one of original Cinque Ports; resort.

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    Ickham
    Gecham: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. Church, 4 mills.

    Idleigh
    Didele: Hugh de Port from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Idleigh Court.

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    Kennington
    Chenetone: St. Augustine's Abbey, formerly the villagers'. Church.
    On a Roman road.

    Keston
    Chestan: Gilbert Maminot from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Suburban; Roman villa, temple and cemetery nearby.

    Kirby Horton
    Hortune: Ansketel de Rots from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill, church.
    On the River Darent.

    Knowlton
    Chenoltone: Thurstan from Bishop of Bayeux.

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    Langley
    Languelei: Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    Surrounded by orchards.

    Langport (near Romney)
    Lamport:
    Lost in Denge Marsh.

    Langport ( in Canterbury)
    Lanport: St. Augustine's Abbey.
    Now a street in Canterbury just outside city wall.

    Leaveland
    Levelant: Richard from Archbishop of Canterbury.
    Tudor farmhouse; Leaveland Court.

    Lee
    Lee: Walter de Douai from Bishop of Bayeux.
    London suburb.

    Leeds
    Esledes: Aethelwold from Bishop of Bayeux. Vines, 5 mills, church.
    Church has a massive 11th century tower. Normans rebuilt the wooden Saxon castle, Leeds Castle, in stone in 1120.

    Lenham
    Ler(t)ham: St. Augustine's Abbey. 2 mills.
    Picturesque. 3 16th century skeletons with swords, daggers and spearheads were discovered in the foundations of the Saxon Warriors chemist shop.

    Lessness
    Loisnes: Robert Latimer from Bishop of Bayeux. 3 fisheries.
    District of London.

    Lewisham
    Levesham: Ghent Abbey. 11 mills.
    London borough.

    Leybourne
    Leleburne: Adam from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, mill.
    Remains of Norman castle.

    Littlebourne
    Liteburne: St. Augustine's Abbey. Church.
    Oast-house; tithe barn; mill on the Little Stour river.

    Little Chart
    Litelcert: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. 2 mills.
    Hop-growing; Roman villa site; mill.

    Little Delce
    Delce: William Thaon's son from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Part of Chatham.

    Longfield
    Langafel: Ansketel the priest from Bishop of Rochester.
    Suburban.

    Loose
    Abel the Monk from Archbishop of Canterbury's monks.
    On the River Loose. Quarry Wood, which surrounds it, contains an Iron Age camp.

    Lower Hardres
    Hardes: Ranulf de Colombières from Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    Parish named after Hardres family, who were associated with the district from the Conquest to the 17th century, and lived at Upper Hardres Court.

    Luddenham
    Dodeham: Fulbert from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, fishery (300 herrings).
    Luddenham Court and church on the edge of Luddenham Marshes.

    Luddesdown
    Ledesdune: Ralph from Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    The manor house, of Saxon, Norman and Tudor workmanship, is said to be one of the oldest inhabited houses in England.

    Lullingstone
    Lolingestone: Geoffrey de Rots, Manger and Osbern Paisforiere from Bishop of Bayeux. Mill (150 eels).
    4th century Roman villa site; Christian chapel; Lullingstone Castle.

    Lyminge
    Leminges: Archbishop of Canterbury. Church, mill, fishery (40 eels).
    Norman church built from the ruins of a Saxon priory founded in 633.

    Lympne
    Limes: Archbishop of Canterbury. Church, mill.
    Once a Roman port; walls of a Roman fort at Stutfall Castle; Norman church.

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    Macknade
    Macheheve / t: Ansfrid from Bishop of Bayeux. King had the fines for house-breaking, breach of the peace and highway robbery.
    Lost, near South Preston.

    Maidstone
    Meddestane: Archbishop of Canterbury. Church, 6 mills, 4 fisheries (450 eels), 2 salthouses.
    County town of Kent on the River Medway. The archbishop's palace is a manor house dating from the 14th century. During the Civil War (1642-48), General Fairfax took the town after a 5-hour siege.

    Maplescombe
    Maplescamp / Mapledescam: Ansgot of Rochester and Wadard from Bishop of Bayeux.

    Marley
    Merlea: Adam from Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    Marley Court Farm.

    Marshborough
    Masseberge: Bishop of Bayeux.

    Mederclive
    Medredive:
    Lost, near Abbot's Cliff.

    Meopham
    Mepeham: Archbishop of Canterbury.
    Famous for cricket; birthplace of John Trandescant (1608-62), who introduced the acacia, plane and lilac to England.

    Mereworth
    Marourde: Hamo the Sheriff. Church, 2 mills, 2 fisheries.
    18th century model village built by the 7th Earl of Westmorland on the old village site around his Palladian castle.

    Mersham
    Merseham: Archbishop of Canterbury. Church, 2 mills, 2 salthouses.

    Merston
    Melestun:
    Lost, but in 1957 the foundations of a Norman church were discovered at Green Farm.

    Midley
    Midelea: Bishop of Bayeux. Church.
    Midley House.

    Milton
    Meletune: Bishop of Bayeux. Church, mill.
    Thames-side district of Gravesend.

    Milton Regis
    Milde(n)tone / Middeltun: King's land. 6 mills, 27 salthouses, 32 fisheries. A due of 56 weys of cheese was paid in Newington.
    Suburb of Pittingbourne; church has some Saxon masonry.

    Minster (in Thanet)
    Tanet: St. Augustine's Abbey. Church, 2 fisheries, salthouse, mill.
    Church still stands. Benedictine nuns live in the 12th century grange, Minster Abbey.

    Mongeham (Great and Little)
    Mundingeham: St. Augustine's Abbey. Mill, church.

    Monk's Horton
    Hortone / un: Alnoth and Ralph from Hugh de Montfort. 2 mills, church.
    Parish. 12th century Cluniac priory forms part of a farmhouse. Tudor Kite Cottage was once the manor house.

    Monkton
    Monocstune: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. 2 churches, fishery. salthouse.

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    Nackington
    Latintone: Hamo the Sheriff from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Canterbury suburb.

    Nashenden
    Essedene: Ranulf de Colombières from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Nashenden Farm.

    Nettlestead
    Nedestede: Hamo the Sheriff from Bishop of Bayeux. Church, 2 mills, fishery.
    Vines; Iron Age fort.

    New Shelve
    Westselve: William FitzRobert from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Now Shelve Farm.

    Newenden
    Newedene: Archbishop of Canterbury.

    Newington (near Folkestone)
    Neuentone: Hugh de Montfort from Bishop of Bayeux; Hugh de Montfort and a Freeman, the pre-Conquest holder, from him. Church, 3 mills.
    Attractive; 17th and 18th century houses.

    Newington (near Milton Regis)
    Neutone / Newetone: Albert the Chaplain. Fishery.
    On Watling Street; Newington Manor.

    Northbourne
    Norborne: St. Augustine's Abbey.
    Seaside. Northbourne Court is on the site of a grange built by St. Augustine's monks.

    Northfleet
    Norfluet: Archbishop of Canterbury. Church, mill, fishery.
    Industrial district.

    North Cray
    Crai / ie: Ansketel de Rose from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Church. Part of Greater London on the River Cray.

    North Eastling
    Nordeslinge: Bishop of Bayeux.
    Near Eastling.

    Northgate
    Norduede: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks.
    Now a street just outside Canterbury's city wall.

    Norton
    Nortone: Hugh de Port from Bishop of Bayeux. 3 churches, 3 mills, 2 fisheries.
    Norton Court was built by Inigo Jones in 1625.

    Northwood
    Nordeu(uo)de: Canons of St. Martin's of Dover.

    Nurstead
    Notestede: Wadard from Bishop of Bayeux.
    Nurstead Court is surrounded by parkland.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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