The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Stansted
Stansted lies on the summit of the chalk hill, on a stony soil, as its name implies, Stane signifying a stone, and stede a place in the Saxon language.
This parish lies in a most unfrequented dreary country, upon very high ground, about a mile northward from the summit of the great ridge of chalk hills. From its high situation it lies very cold and bleak, being much exposed towards the north and north-east, where it has a beautiful and extended prospect. The soil of it is very poor, consisting either of chalk or a red stiff earth, both mixed with quantities of flint stones; in the western part there is some coppice wood. The church and village through which the road leads from Ash to Wrotham, is situated at the western part of it, not more than a mile from the twenty second mile stone on the high London road from Farningham to Wrotham and Maidstone. In the eastern part there are two hamlets, called Hodges-street and Farsee, in the latter of them is the seat of Mr. Wilson. The road from Longfield through Hartley bottom leads through it to Trottesclive.
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1798

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Books and other documents
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1798The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume V by Edward Hastedp. 1
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry

Places and properties in Stansted - a directory of homes, farms, churches, schools, inns, and other places of interest that existed prior to 1900 has been compiled from Post Office directories, Kelly's directories, Trade directories, Census data, Ordnance survey maps and books of the period
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