Ash, Kent
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Scotsgrove Manor at Ash
Kent, England

Scotsgrove Manor History

Scotsgrove was very anciently the estate of a family named Torpel, and was once accounted a manor.
    In the reign of Henry V (1413-1422), Scotsgrove Manor came into the possession of Sir Thomas Culpeper6 of Bay Hall, who willed it to his son  Nicholas7, who gave it to his daughter Joyce Culpeper8. Joyce carried it into marriage to Walter Lewknor of Warbleton in Sussex. At the time of the marriage, the manor was "held of Sir Edward Poynings as of his manor of Ash, by knights service."
    There was once a chapel belonging to this estate, the foundations of which are still visible in a wood, called Chapel-wood, in this parish; where there are other foundations of buildings near it, and a well now covered over.
(Hasted Volume II, pages 469-471).


The location of Chapel Wood, the site of the old Scotsgrove Manor, is on the north side of New Ash Green, near the intersection and north of Chapel Wood Road and west of Ash Road.
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 602 662

Dates, Ownership (Monarch)
bulletCirca 1420-1429: Sir Thomas Culpeper6 of Bayhall, Hardreshull and Exton
(Henry VI)
bullet1429-1434: Nicholas Culpeper7
(Henry VI)
bullet1434-circa 1460: Joyce Culpeper8 and her husband Walter Lewknor

Village of Ash

Location: 20 miles NW of Goudhurst and 12 miles NW of Maidstone.
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 602 644

1831 Topographical Dictionary
ASH, a parish in the hundred of AXTON, DARTFORD and WILMINGTON, lathe of SUTTON at HONE, county of KENT, 3 miles (N by W) from Wrotham, containing 505 inhabitants. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul.

St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Ash, KentChurch of St. Peter and St. Paul

Ancient Parish
The Parish Registers begin in 1560.

Research is needed to see if there was any Culpeper or Lewknor presence in this parish.

National Grid Coordinates: TQ 603 646

Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015


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