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Kelly's Directory - 1882

Badlesmere Luddenham
Boughton-under-Blean Newnham
Buckland Norton
Davington Oare
Doddington Ospringe
Dunkirk Preston-next-Faversham
Eastling Selling
Faversham Sheldwich
Goodnestone Stalisfield
Graveney Stone-next-Faversham
Hernhill Teynham
Leaveland Throwley


LYNSTED (or LYNSTEAD or LINSTED) is a parish and large village in the Eastern division of the county, Faversham union and county court district, Teynham hundred, lathe of Scray, rural deanery of Ospringe and archdeaconry and diocese of Canterbury, 3 miles south-east from Sittingbourne, a mile and a half south-west from Teynham railway station. The church of SS. Peter and Paul is a structure of flint in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles and consists of chancel, with two chapels, one belonging to the Teynham and the other to the Hugessen family, nave, aisles and a tower, west of the north aisle, with a belfry story and spire: the nave and aisle; are lofty and wide : the south arcade has three arches on tall octagonal pillars; on the north side the tower occupies the west bay, with arches opening both to nave and aisle, the remaining portion eastward has two arches, also on octagonal pillars : the chancel is divided from the north chapel by two arches on a square pier and is enclosed on this side by a stone screen and on the other by a screen of wood, beneath two arches springing from an octagonal pillar ; the projection of the rood loft stair is seen on the north; the chapels contain several handsome monuments dated 1618 and 1622, to the family of Teynham and others, dated 1634 and 1646, to that of Hugessen ; there is also a beautiful monument to Dame Catherine, wife of Sir Drew Drurye knight-usher to the privy chamber to Queen Elizabeth, 1601 and several brasses, as well as a memorial to Sir Edward Knatchbull, 1849, who inherited the Hugessen property : in the south chapel are various sumptuous monuments of the Ropers and an oblong piscine; the east window is very large and was filled with stained glass by the vicar, as a memorial to his daughter: there is also a memorial window, erected by Colonel Tyler, a descendant of the Teynham family. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1693; marriages and burials, 1654. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, with three acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Archdeacon of Canterbury; tithes commuted in 1839 for .£247 15s.; the Rev. John Hamilton M.A. of Brasenose College, Oxford, is the vicar. Lynsted lodge, the seat of Lt.-Col.Tyler J.P. is 1 mile south-east. Lt.-Col. Tyler, Philip Barling Esq. and Captain Valiance are the chief landowners. The market is discontinued. The soil is brick-earth; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are fruit, hops & wheat. The area is 1,826 acres; rateable value, £6,563 ; in 1881 the population was 1,284.
GREEN STREET is a large village 1½ miles north of the road to Faversham, partly in this parish and partly in Teynham; DEDMAN (or Dadmans), is three quarters of a mile south. The Dover road divides the parishes.
Parish Clerk, Thomas Back.
Letters through Sittingbourne, but the nearest money order office & receiving house is at Green Street, Teynham PILLAR LETTER. Box, in Lynsted Street, cleared at 6 p.m.; on sundays at 11.30 a.m
Kent Fire, O. G. Champion
Norwich Union Fire, J. L. Denne, Green street
A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1874; A. Tassell, Faversham, clerk
Board School (mixed & infants), built in 1877 for 180 children; average attendance, 163 ; Mr. Ackermann, master ; Mrs. Ackermann, mistress.
CARRIERS.—Gardner & Co. pass through from London to Faversham daily, sundays excepted.

Armstrong, Rev. Henry M.A.[curate]
Barling, Philip, Nouds
Barling, The Misses, Tickham
Court, Valentine, The Greys
Fergusson, William Balfour M.B. Green st
Hamilton, Rev. John M.A. Vicarage
Keeler, Miss, Green street
Murton, George Neame, Butteries
Prest, William Chalk, Green street
Roper, Mrs. Mount house
Ross, Rev. George Henry William Lockhart B.A.[curate of Teynham], Green st
Stevens, Mrs
Tyler, Lt.-Colonel Charles John Roper Lynsted lodge
Vallance, Capt. Thomas William, Aymers

Aldrick, Thomas, coach builder, Green st,
Austin, Amos John, butcher &frmr.Green st
Back, Thomas, builder &c
Barker, William. greengrocer, Green street
Barling, Charles, farmer, Sewards
Barnes, John, shopkeeper, Green street
Blaxland, Edward, farmer, Dadmans
Busbridge, Robert, smith & farrier
Champion, William Harrison & Son, farmers, Claxfield farm
Champion, William Harrison, miller (steam & water)
Cheesman, William, boot & shoe maker, Green street
Court, Frederick, tailor, Green street
Dence, John, carman
Dence, Miss, dress maker, Lynsted lane
Denne, John Lake, agent to the Norwich Union fire & life insurance, Green st
Dixon, Roper, farmer, Cambridge house
Eatwell, George, Dover Castle, Green street
Eley, Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Loyterton
Everett, Thos. market gardener,Green st
Fergusson, William Balfour M.B.Surgeon, Green street
Filmer, Geo. Alfred, butcher, Green st
French, James, farmer, Green street
George, Stephen, jun. registrar of births & deaths for Teynham sub-district & tax collector, Green street
Goddard, John, hair dresser, Green st
Hadlow, Albert, baker, Green street
Hall, George, Swan, Green street
Homewood, George, Fox Hunters
Hinkley, William John, bricklayer
Kain, Robert, tailor, Green street
Keele,r Emma(Miss),preparatory school, Green street
Kemp, Win. shopkeeper, Green street
Kemp, William J. saddler & harness maker, Green street
Killick, Sarah. (Mrs.), seminry. Lynstead la
Manser, James, corn dealer, Green st
Marshall, George, carman, Lynsted la
Millen, Albert, farmer & fruit dealer
Millen, Edward Charles. hay dealer, Claxfield house
Murton, George Neame, farmer & hop grower, Butteries
Rye, Edward, carpenter & wood turner
Sharp, John, George, Green street
Shepherd, George, shopkeeper, Green street
Silver, Elizabeth (Mrs.), smith & farrier, Green street
Smith, George, grocer, &c. Green street
Smith, George Alfred, grocer & draper, Lynsted street
Smith, Henry, _Black Lion, Lynsted st
Smith, James, farmer & fruiterer
Swan, Charles, shopkeeper, Green street
Swan, Edward, shopkeeper, Green street
Terry, William. coach builder, Green street
Thomas, John, potato merchant, Tickham
Trigg, James, carman
Trigg, William, shopkeeper, Green street
Watts James, ironmonger, & tin plate works, Green street
Watts James, jun. plumber & glazier, Green street
Wilkins William, butcher, Green street

TEYNHAM (or TENHAM) is an ancient town and parish and station on the London, Chatham and Dover railway, 3 miles east from Sittingbourne and 4¼ west from Faversham, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of the same name, lathe of Scray, Faversham union and county court district, Ospringe rural deanery and Canterbury arch-deaconry and diocese, on the coast of the Swale, partly in a marshy district. The parish church of St. Mary situated on rising ground, is a large cruciform building of flint in the Perpendicular and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, north and south transepts, nave, aisles and an embattled tower at the west end containing a peal of 6 bells dated 1743 ; the nave is divided from each aisle by two wide Pointed arches, on octagonal columns ; the font consists of an octagonal bowl on a circular stem ; the pulpit is Jacobean : there are several ancient brasses, one of 1443 ; and another in the chancel to William Palmer and Elizabeth his wife, dated 1639: a stained window was put in to the memory of Miss Lake in the year 1865 and there are others : the chancel was restored in 1873. The register dates from the year 1539. The living is a vicarage, tithes commuted £300, with resi¬dence, in the gift of the archdeacon of Canterbury and held by the Rev. Edward James Corbould M.A. of Wadham College, Oxford. Here are extensive roman and Portland cement works; brickmaking is also carried on extensively. Teynham was given to Christ Church, Canterbury, by Kenulf, King of Mercia and the Archbishops of Canterbury had a palace here. King Henry III. granted to the town a market and a fair. Richard Harris, fruiterer to Henry VIII. planted 105 acres of rich land here with cherries, pippins, and golden rennets, which he had obtained from beyond the sea ; hence all the cherry gardens and orchards in Kent have been stocked with the Flemish cherry. On account of the marshes Teynham was formerly reputed to be unhealthy, but at the present time the health of the district is very satisfactory, this improvement being accounted for by the drainage of the marshes. Colonel Tyler is lord of the manor. There are in this parish about 22 acres of land belonging to the vicarage of Bapchild and about 43 acres (Queen Anne's Bounty), to the vicarage of Oare. The Rev. George Bridges Moore, Robert Lake esq. and Miss Fairman, are the chief landowners. The area is 2,937 acres ; rateable value, £13,548 ; the population in 1881 was 1,767.
On the Creek is Conyer's Quay ; GREAT and LITTLE FROGNAL are 1 mile south-west ; BARROW GREEN, half a mile south-west.
GREEN STREET is partly in this parish and partly in Lynsted. St. Andrew's is a chapel of ease to Teynham and the Wesleyans and Bible Christians have chapels here.
Sexton, William Bolton.
Organist, Charles George. Crew.
POST, MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office, Green street.—William James Read, postmaster. Letters by foot post from Sittingbourne arrive at 7.25 a.m. & 12.5 p.m. ; dis-patched at 9.50 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; on sundays at 12 noon. Money orders issued & paid from 9 a.m. to 5.30 on Satur¬days until 8 p.m
Medical Officer of Health for the Fourth Faversham District, George Frederick Pritchard M.D.
Registrar of Births &. Deaths for Teynham Sub-District, Stephen George, jun. Green street
National School, founded in 1849 & enlarged in 1872, for 290 children, average attendance 250, supported by a government grant, school fees & voluntary subscrip¬tions ; Barrow Green, Charles Geo. Crew, master ; Mrs. Arabella Crew, mistress ; infants, Miss Ann Collins, mistress
Railway Station, Thomas Riches, station master

Bensted, Henry. Thomas. Teynham Court lodge
Corbould Rev. Edward James M.A. Vicarage
Lake Robert, Upper Newlands
Pritchard George Frederick. Green street

Anchor Coffee Tavern. (James Frederick Honeyball, hon. sec. ; James Culling, manager)
Austin Amos John, dairyman
Bensted, Henry Thomas, land agent, farmer & hop grower, Teynham Court lodge
Bird, John, barge builder, Conyer's quay
Boulton, William, farm bailiff to Win. Roper Dixon esq
Burdett, Sarah (Mrs.), beer retailer, Green street
Chessman, John, boot maker, Green st
Coveney, Edward, carter, Green street
Croucher, Stephen, grocer, Green street
Crippen, William Hills, builder
Cullen, William, plumber, Green street
Duncan, James, shoe maker, Green st
Fairbeard, Julius, nurseryman, Green st
French, Henry, Brunswick Arms, Conyer's quay
French, James, grocer & provision dealer, Barrow green
Frost, Ebenezer, Ship, Conyer's quay
Gambell, Henry. pork butcher, Lucerne st
Gambell, James, baker, Green street
George, Abraham, beer retailer. Green st
George, Stephen, carpenter & builder, Green street
George, Stephen, jun. registrar of births, & deaths for the Teynham district & collector of assessed, land & income taxes, Green street
Green Street Co-operative Society,Limited (George W. George, sec.)
Hambrook, Thomas, farmer & grazier
Honeyball, Frederick & Son, farmers & coal merchants, New gardens
Honeyball, Frederick Thomas, auctioneer &c. see Nethersole & Honeyball
Jarrett, Benjamin, shopkeeper, Green st
Lake, Robert, farmer & hop grower, Upper Newlands
Lees, William. chemist & druggist, Green street
Lucas Brothers, brick makers
Millichamp, Henry & Co. Limited, chimney pot & drain pipe manufacturers,
Frogmore brickfields
Nethersole & Honeyball, auctioneers, valuers & estate agents ; & at Deal
Payn, George James, grocer & draper, Green street
Peene, James, smith & farrier
Pritchard, George Frederick, surgeon & medical officer of health for the 4th Faversham district, Green street
Punnett Jane (Mrs.),watch ma.Green st
Rayner, Edward, Fox inn, Green street
Read, William James, grocer, & post office, Green street
Richardson, Charles. cement & brick manfr
Rogers, Frank John, grocer, Lucerne st
Rogers, John, wheelwright, Lucerne st
Scott, William, grocer, Green street
Sills, Edwin, Railway inn, Railway station
Smith, George, grocer, Barrow green
Stratton, John Hewitt, boot ma.Green st
Temple, Mary Ann (Mrs.), Plough, Lucerne street
Terry, Elizabeth (Mrs.), coach builder & wheelwright, Green street
Teynham Brick Company Limited (Alfred Edmund Stacey, manager)
Thomas, John Henry. draper, Green street
Trigg, Henry, carter, Barrow green
Trigg, Thomas. boot maker, Green street
White, Leonard, farm bailiff to H. T.Bensted esq
Wildash, Frederick Charles. & John, builders