THE HUNDRED OF BLENGATE
LIES the next eastward from that of Westgate.
This hundred was antiently in the possession of the
abbot and convent of St. Augustine, and continued
so at the dissolution of the abbey, in the 30th year of
king Henry VIII. when it came into the hands of the crown, where it remains at this time.
IT CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS THE PARISHES OF
6. RECULVER; and
And the churches of those parishes. Two constables have jurisdiction over it. It is divided into two half hundreds. The constable of the upper half hundred being chosen at the court leet
of the manor of Reculver, and the constable of the lower half
hundred at that of Sturry and Chistlet by turns.