Woldham Church, Kent

Woldham Church, Kent. Steel engraving. Drawing by Tombleson and engraved by P. Sands. From Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway.

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Leaving Snodland, situated on the opposite bank, the glassy bosom of the stream soon reflects the ruined walls of Hailing-House, which, in the reign of Henry II, was one of the four stately palaces of the bishops of Rochester, who, in all probability, resided here before the conquest. The river, which is here expanded into a considerable breadth, with increased current passes the ancient, but picturesque, village of Woldham, and, winding in difierent curves, reaches the village of Cuxton, formerly called Coclestane, on the left, and we soon obtain an imposing view of the majestic ruins of Rochester castle, its ancient Gothic bridge and venerable cathedral. [81]

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Fearnside, W. G. Eighty Picturesque Views of the Thames and Medway, Engraved on Steel by the First Artists. London: Black and Armstrong, [n.d. after 1837]. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California at Berkley Library. Web. 30 March 2012.

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