THE LATH OF SCRAY
Castle Rough, on Kensley Donns, in Milton.
THIS lath is called SHERWINHOPE in antient records, and in the book of Domesday, the lath of Wiwarlet. It lies the next adjoining eastward from that
of Aylesford last described, and contains within its
bounds, the following hundreds:
1. MILTON, alias MIDDLE.
4. BOUGHTON under Blean.
8. GREAT BARNFIELD
11. TENTERDEN, and
It has also within its bounds the township of Newenden, which is
not in any hundred.
The hundreds of Felborough, Wye, Calehill, Chart,
and Longbridge, and the township of Ashford, were once
esteemed all within this lath, but they have been long
since separated from it, and are now accounted as part
of the lath of Shipway.
The hundred of Bircholt barony is in antient records stiled the neutral hundred of Bircholt barony, from
its being exempt from the jurisdiction of any lath
whatsoever; but as it lies surrounded by those parishes which are included in the lath of Shipway, and
account of it will be given when those adjoining to it
in that lath come to be described.