Copyright Kent Past 2010

Kent Past


The History of Kent

Home Towns & Villages Time-Line Articles Kent Past Times Contact

Leave your email address to receive Kent Past Times free every month


View Larger Map

History of Finglesham

Finglesham comes from the Saxon 'ham', meaning a 'village, homestead', together with the first element ‘thengel’, which is ‘prince’; therefore, ‘village of the prince’, bearing in mind the proximity to Eastry, the capital of Saxon Kent. The first recording is in 832AD as Thenglesham. By the time of the Domesday Book, it appears as Flengvessam.


.