Rodmersham

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Rodmersham
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St Nicholas Church, Rodmersham
Rodmersham is located in Kent
Rodmersham
Rodmersham
 Rodmersham shown within Kent
District Swale
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°19′16″N 0°45′31″E / 51.321°N 0.758667°E / 51.321; 0.758667

Rodmersham is a village in the Borough of Swale in Kent, England.

Rodmersham is just under 1 mile south of Bapchild on the A2 road. Rodmersham Green (another hamlet) is another mile away (on Stockers Hill/Green Lane) heading towards Highsted and Tunstall.

History[edit]

In 1798, Edward Hasted records that the parish was made up of 1050 acres of land, of which 75acres are woodland.[1]

It was under the control of the Manor of Milton, who controlled most of Kent.[1] In King Richard II's reign, it was owned by John de Podach (from Devonshire), his descendants then renamed them selves 'Pordage'. In the reign of King James I, it was owned by Sir William Pordage. In 1615, he renamed the manor house, 'New House'.[1] Now (Grade II listed) and called Rodmersham House.[2] In Queen Anne's reign it passed to the Lushington family. Which included Mr Thomas Lushington, a noted scholar, born in Sandwich in 1589, and afterwards educated at Oxford. The manor house stayed in the private hands of the family.[1]

The village church, (the Grade I listed) Church of St Nicholas,[3] is in the diocese of Canterbury, and deanery of Sittingborne.[1]

Rodmersham Green[edit]

Cottages on Rodmersham Green

Hasted notes that Rodmersham Green, also had a nearby Hamlet of Upper Rodmersham.[1] This is seen in the 1930s maps but not on 1940's maps.

The village has 6 listed buildings in it. Baker Cottages,[4] Pardoners Cottage,[5] Holly Tree Lodge,[6] Victoria House,[7] Orsett House,[8] and Vine Cottages.[9]

It also has the local primary school[10] and public house, the Fruiters Arms.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 6: 499–531. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rodmersham House, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Nicholas, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Baker Cottages, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pardoners Cottage, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Holly Tree Lodge, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Victoria House, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Orsett House, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Vine Cottages, Rodmersham". britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Rodmersham Primary School
  11. ^ Fruiters Arms

External links[edit]

Media related to Rodmersham at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Rodmersham Green at Wikimedia Commons