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Ash: An East Kent Village David Downes

Ash: An East Kent Village

David Downes

Published January 1st 2001
ISBN : 9781860772085
Paperback
176 pages
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A large village with a long history-Ash was very likely the site of King Ethelberts historic meeting with St Augustine in AD 596. Originally part of the Archbishops of Canterburys great manor of Wingham, Ash achieved its independence in 1292.MoreA large village with a long history-Ash was very likely the site of King Ethelberts historic meeting with St Augustine in AD 596. Originally part of the Archbishops of Canterburys great manor of Wingham, Ash achieved its independence in 1292. Over the centuries it has seen its share of wars, religious dissension and poor-law problems against a background of prosperous farming with rich grazing on the Ash Level and heavy arable crops. Every aspect of life in the village is explored in this authoritative, gripping and very readable narrative.