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The points of the bounds that can be identified to date indicate that the charter bounds lie on, or close, to the Parish boundary,

Furthermore, the Parish boundaries of Godmersham and the adjoining Parish of Crundale suggest that they originally formed a single block of land. This land had the River Stour roughly in its centre with meadow lands and high ground with woodland to the east and the west.

It looks very much as though the charter awarding Godmersham took the larger part of this original block of land, leaving the remainder as the Parish of Crundale.

The map shows the present day Parish boundaries of Godmersham and Crundale marked out in red on the 1:25,000 OS Map.

Obviously, further work on these parishes could provide important information regarding land holding in this area during the early part of the ninth century.

The Parish Boundaries of Godmersham and Crundale
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