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The History of Kent
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History of Egerton
Egerton comes from the Old English ‘tūn’ meaning an ‘enclosure, a farmstead, village’ with ‘ing’ as a ‘connective particle, linking the first and last elements’ combined with a personal name; therefore, a ‘farm/settlement connected with Ecgheard’.
Egerton parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint James the
Great, although originally a chapel-