The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 11. Originally published by W Bristow, Canterbury, 1800.
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Precincts and villes exempted from liberties
HAVING NOW FINISHED the description of the city and county of Canterbury, the suburbs and several places within the extent of the liberties of it, I come lastly to those villes and districts within the walls, as well as within the suburbs of it, which are esteemed to be either by privilege, charter, or custom of long time established, exempt from those liberties, being usually called extra parochial, and indeed not without some propriety; all which are held to be, except the ville of the precincts of Christ-church, which has a constable of its own, within the hundred of Westgate, and all of them within the jurisdiction of the county of Kent at large.
THESE ARE within the walls of the city:
THE BOROUGH OF STAPLEGATE.
The VILLE of the PRECINCTS of the ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE.
THE VILLE of the PRECINCTS OF CHRIST-CHURCH.
The WHITE OR AUGUSTINE FRIARS.
KINGSBRIDGE, or ST. THOMAS'S HOSPITAL, and COKYN'S HOSPITAL.
The FOLLOWING are situated without the walls of the city.
The PRIORY OF ST. GREGORY.
ST. JOHN HOSPITAL.
The ABBEY OF ST. AUGUSTINE.
The BOROUGH and MANOR OF LONGPORT.
DOGE'S CHANTRY, and
ST. LAURENCE'S HOSPITAL.