Place:Scray Lathe, Kent, England


NameScray Lathe
Alt namesHalf Lathe of Miltonsource: Wikipedia
Lathe of Wyesource: Wikipedia
TypeFormer administrative division
Located inKent, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Lathe was an important administrative, judicial and taxation unit for 600 years after the time of the Domesday Book (1086). The functions of lathe and the hundred were somewhat similar, with a lathe covering a much wider area. Although not abolished, it has no administrative functions today. The Sheriff toured the county twice yearly attending on the lathes, in an agreed and permanent location in each lathe. The lathe was responsible for the raising of aids and subsidies for the Militia. It was also the basis for meetings of local justices of the peace in monthly or petty sessions. These were established on a regular footing at a particularly early date in Kent.

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The Lathe of Scray is an historic division of the county of Kent, England, encompassing the present day Districts of Swale, Ashford, and the eastern part of Tunbridge Wells.

Scray Lathe came into existence before 1295. Prior to that there were two "half lathes" named Milton and Wye covering most of the area. The hundreds of Blackbourne, Rolvenden and Selbrittenden were part of Limen (Lympne) Lathe (later named Shepway) Lathe.

On the map, the Aylesford Lathe is coloured in shades of green. The darkest areas are boroughs. Other hundreds vary in colour with population density (lightest being most thinly populated).

The lathe was bordered on the west by the Lathe of Aylesford and on the east by the Lathes of Shepway and St. Augustine. The grey area at the base of the map is Sussex.

Hundreds in Scray Lathe

Each hundred was divided into parishes. The names of the hundreds were subject to change over time. This list is from A Vision of Britain through Time.

Portion of a map from Wikimedia Commons

Image:Scray Lathe 1832.png
Administrative map of the ancient county of Kent in 1832 showing Lathes, Hundreds, Boroughs and the County of Itself of Canterbury.
Source data on parish boundaries - Kain, R.J.P., and Oliver, R.R. (2001) "Historic parishes of England and Wales: Electronic Map - Gazetteer - Metadata", Colchester: History Data Service. ISBN 0 9540032 0 9.
Source data for Boroughs: H.M.S.O. Boundary Commission Report 1832 (courtesy of A Vision of Britain through Time).
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license; Author: XrysD
There is no scale on the original map.

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