Is in the Parliamentary and Municipal Borough of the City of Canterbury, Northgate Ward


1861 - area in statute acres - 963

population - 1653





Gutteridge Gate *

Hoath Farm **

Lampen Stream

London, Chatham, and Dover Railway

Little Barton Farm ***

New Road

Old Dover Road

St. Lawrence Farm

Stone House


* "...To discover this we must leave Canterbury by the Dover Road, and, climbing up to the rise of Gutteridge Gate, where a gibbet stood in ancient times and a turnpike-gate until recent years, drop down in the village of Bridge, whose name derives from an arch thrown at an early period across the River Stour. At the summit of the corresponding rise out of Bridge, the road, running exactly on the site of the Roman Watling street, comes to that bleak and elevated table-land known as Barham Downs, the scene of Caesar's great battle with the Britons on July 23rd, A.D. 56. Ingoldsby Country 1904


** Married, at Elmstead, Mr. Henry Collard, of the Hoath Farm, near Canterbury, to Miss Monday. MM1800

John, lord Finch, created baron of Fordwich by king Charles I when he was lord keeper of the great seal of England. He resided at his seat, of which he died possessed, with the Heath or Hoath farm adjoining, in 1661, without male issue, and the title became extinct.


*** 1852, Feb 9 - Death At Little Barton Farm, aged 80, H. Collard, esq.

1801 - ...until you come to land called Hompits, in the occupation of Mr. Collard, of Little Barton farm, and about forty rods before you came to the corner field, where mark upon an ash tiller; then cater up into a little wood at the lower side of Lieudown, and mark upon the stool of an oak, then straight until you come into the Beaksbourn road at the bottom of Paternoster-hill; from thence climb the bank into a wood belonging to Sir Philip Hales, bart. and mark upon an oak near the wood side; from thence through the wood, taking in all the Hoath land, until you come to a drill of running water.... HT

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