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The hundred of Somerden: Introduction

Pages 189-190

The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3. Originally published by W Bristow, Canterbury, 1797.

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Citation:

THE HUNDRED OF SOMERDEN.

Penshurst, Kent

THE next hundred eastward is that of Somerden, being the last undescribed in this lath.

IT CONTAINS PART OF THE PARISHES OF

1. HEVER.
2. COWDEN.
3. CHIDINGSTONE.
4. PENSHURST.
5. LYGHE, and
6. SPELDHURST.

And the churches of those parishes:

And also part of the parishes of Chevening and Eatonbridge, the churches of which are in another hundred.

There is no description of any place within this hundred in the general survey of Domesday; nor indeed, to the best of my recollection, is there any in that record of any of the parishes, situated wholly within the bounds of the Weald, excepting those of Hadlow and Tudeley. The court leet of the hundred of Somerden is an appendage to the honour of Otford.