THE HUNDRED OF AXSTANE
LIES next south-eastward from that of Dartford
and Wilmington. It is called in the general survey
of Domesday, Achestan, and in some antient writings,
Clackstone; in the 7th year of king Edward I. it was
called by its present name, the king and the archbishop being then lords paramount of it.
In the 20th year of king Edward III. this hundred
answered for fourteen knights fees and a half, and
the fifth and the fortieth part of a knight's fee.
IT CONTAINS THE PARISHES OF
11. KINGSDOWN, excepting WOODLAND.
12. HORTON KIRKBY.
14. EYNSFORD, and
And the churches of these parishes, and part of Cowden, but
not the church, which is in another hundred.