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Monument to Ransley Family, About 10 Metres South East of Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruckinge, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0653 / 51°3'55"N

Longitude: 0.8886 / 0°53'19"E

OS Eastings: 602493

OS Northings: 133524

OS Grid: TR024335

Mapcode National: GBR SZ6.3H1

Mapcode Global: FRA D6R9.N00

Entry Name: Monument to Ransley Family, About 10 Metres South East of Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 10 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181688

Location: Ruckinge, Ashford, Kent, TN26

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Ruckinge

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(south side)
6/102 Monument to
Ransley family,
about 10 metres
south-east of
Church of St.
Mary Magdalene
Monument to James and William Ransley, d.1800. Wood and iron. Simple
wooden plank supported by spear-finialled iron posts at either end and
by central iron split-post. The board may have been originally painted
with an inscription. James and William Ransley were members of the
Aldington gang, led by Cephas Quested and George Ransley, and were
hanged 1800 for smuggling offences, the local influence of the Ransleys
(born in nearby Ransley Cottage) such that they were accorded honourable
burial in the churchyard. The Aldington gang inspired the G.P.R.
James novel The Smugglers and Russel Thorndike's series of Dr. Syn
adventures. (See Waugh Smuggling in Kent and Sussex).

Listing NGR: TR0260733627

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