Book: A History Of Great Mongeham

A book written by Jim Rees

Chapter 1: A Village is Born 11 June 2009, 06.09 Jim A History of Great Mongeham
Chapter 1: A Village is Born
Read chapter 1 of "The History of Great Mongeham" telling the early story of how the area of great Mongeham became settled in Saxon
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Chapter 2: After the Conquest 01 February 2011, 15.58 Jim A History of Great Mongeham
Chapter 2: After the Conquest
A battle is lostWilliam defeated Harold Godwinson at Battle, near Hastings, in 1066. The battle, the power struggle between the ambitious Godwin family and Edward the Confessor, and the involvement of William of Normandy would
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Chapter 3: The story of St. Martin's Church 08 February 2011, 16.49 Jim A History of Great Mongeham
Chapter 3: The story of St. Martin's Church
After defeating Harold at Hastings, William the Conqueror sent out his commissioners to survey the whole of his new kingdom so he could raise taxes more efficiently. Thus was written the ‘Domesday Book’, which was
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Chapter 4. The Fair at Great Mongeham 18 March 2011, 15.01 Jim A History of Great Mongeham
Chapter 4. The Fair at Great Mongeham
One of the joys of local history is to build a story by putting together evidence from a wide number of sources. Such is the story of the Fair at Great Mongeham. The photograph shows the stile which leads from the Three
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Chapter 5: Lords of the Manor - the Criols. 24 January 2012, 17.46 Jim A History of Great Mongeham
Chapter 5: Lords of the Manor - the Criols.
Bertram de Crioll The family which provided the lords of the manor of Great Mongeham from the twelfth to the end of the fifteenth century was among the most powerful in the land. Variously written as Criel, Cryoll and Kyriell
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Local History Articles

A collection of history articles covering Great Mongeham, Deal and the East Kent region.

A Farmhouse and Brewery in Great Mongeham 29 January 2016, 15.50 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
A Farmhouse and Brewery in Great Mongeham
Great Mongeham Farmhouse There has long been a history of brewing and related industries in the village. As early as the ninth century Lufu bequeathed a regular supply of malt to the monks at St. Augustine’s. In the
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A Century of Allens at the Three Horseshoes 01 December 2013, 11.46 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
A Century of Allens at the Three Horseshoes
An old building   The Three Horseshoes is a charming little country pub in Mongeham Road. Like so many of its kind this once flourishing hostelry is now much quieter. The older part of the building, with its low profile
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Great Mongeham Parish Hall 12 December 2012, 11.02 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
Great Mongeham Parish Hall
An addition to our archive. Sue Solley recently sent me copies of a couple of articles relating to the history of our Parish Hall, written (I believe) by Olive Jameson from the minutes of the Parish hall Committee. The
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The Story of Great Mongeham Farm 09 November 2012, 16.23 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
The Story of Great Mongeham Farm
 Although I have no conclusive evidence I am convinced that Great Mongeham farm was the demesne farm for the manor, in other words in the occupation of the Lord of the Manor, and thus operated as a farm from the middle
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The Village Bakery 17 October 2012, 19.29 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
The Village Bakery
  The Village Bakery (147 Mongeham Road) began as a pair of labourers cottages as can be seen in the map below, dating from 1841. The cottages are numbered 99 (occupied by James Graves, a shepherd, his wife and five children)
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