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The History of Kent
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History of High Halstow
High Halstow comes from the Old English ‘hālig’ meaning ‘holy, sacred’ with ‘stōw’ as a ‘place, holy place’; therefore’ a ‘holy place’. The prefix ‘high’ distinguishes it from ‘Lower ‘Halstow’. The Textus Roffensis records High Halstow as Haglestow.
High Halstow parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint Margaret,
and originally built in the 13th century as a Chapel-