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The History of Kent
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History of Ickham
Ickham comes from the Old English ‘geoc’ meaning a ‘yoke, measure of land’ with ‘hām’ as a ‘village, an estate, homestead’; therefore, a ‘homestead/village comprising a yoke of land’ – about 50 or 60 acres. The Domesday Book records Ickham as Gecham and Hickham.
Ickham parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist,
and dates to 781AD, when the monks of Christchurch Priory, in Canterbury built a
wooden chapel. In the mid-