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The History of Kent
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History of Wilmington
Wilmington comes from the Old English ‘ing’ a ‘connective particle, linking the first and last elements’ and ‘tūn’ meaning an ‘enclosure a farmstead, a village’ combined with a warlord’s name; therefore, ‘farm/settlement connected with Wighelm’. The Textus Roffensis records Wilmington as Wilmentuna and Wilmintune.
Wilmington parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint Michael.
The Saxons built it as a Chapel-