The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9. Originally published by W Bristow, Canterbury, 1800.
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THE HUNDRED OF WINGHAM
LIES the next eastward from that of Downhamford. It is called in Domesday by its present name of Wingeham, at the time of taking which it was part of the possessions of the see of Canterbury. In the 7th year of king Edward I. the archbishop continued lord of it.
It is divided into two half hundreds. The upper half hundred contains part of the parish of "Wingham, viz. the boroughs of Wingham-street, Deane, and Twitham, the parishes of Goodneston and Wimlingswold, and the borough of Eythorne. The lower half hundred contains the parish of Ash, and so much of the parish of Wingham as is in the borough of Wenderton. Both these constables are chosen at the court leet of the manor of Wingham.