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NOTES TO KENT
diately after places in the hundred of Eastry, viz., Ham and Chillenden, that I greatly doubt it signifying Midley in Romney Marsh, situated a little south-west of New Romney; especially since "Midelea" is stated to have comprised a wood of ten hogs. "Ibi æccla et x acræ prati, silva x porcorum." (D.B.) Still the matter is uncertain, because the entry is so made, that the hundred last written may not be intended to include Midelea.— Hasted applies the Domesday description to Midley. He adds, that the church, from the vestiges of it, was "built mostly with an antient yellowish brick, and some few stones intermixed." (Val. Eccl.) notices the parson, but not the church, of Mydley; as a rectory it still stands in the (Clergy List), with a population of 53, but "no church."
221. Milstead.—The church comprises a west tower, nave with south porch, chancel, and on the northern side a private chapel now belonging to the Tylden family. The tower is Perp., but the outside walls of the building have been too much altered to show the style or date. The Tylden chancel has a pair of lancet windows; the two arches opening thence to the church are pointed; and the ornaments on the capitals are Tr. Norm., which is likewise the case with some capitals appearing in the opposite wall. There is a north door, but closed; and the windows retain small portions of coloured glass.
222. Milton.—near Canterbury. Reckoned a chapel-of-ease to Chartham. (Harris.) It now appears as a separate benefice, in different patronage from Chartham. (Clergy List.)
223. Milton.—near Gravesend. See the latter part of the quotation from the Saxon Chronicle in the Note on Limpne. (Val. Eccl.) names Milton as a rectory. The church of "Mildetona" is mentioned in a document of K. Henry I, together with "the tithe of whales captured within the diocese of Rochester: et decimam balenarum que capte sunt in episcopatu Rofensi." (Text. Roff., 170.)
"Here was a free chapel or hospital under the government of some regular friars, which was granted to Sir Henry Wyat" (at the dissolution of religious houses). (Tann. Notit. Monast., Kent. XLI, in Monast. VI 764.)
224. Milton.—near Sittingbourne. (D.B.) alludes to "the churches of this manor," but specifies neither the number of them nor their sites.—The parish church is a spacious building with a low square tower. Various parts seem to have been rebuilt, when the old stones were worked up again with partial