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

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

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 181688

OS Grid Reference: TR0249333524
OS Grid Coordinates: 602493, 133524
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0653, 0.8886

Location: B2067, Ruckinge, Kent TN26 2NU

Locality: Ruckinge
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN26 2NU

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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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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