|Alt names||Acholt||source: Wikipedia|
|Type||Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Ringslow Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Isle of Thanet Rural, Kent, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1935|
|Eastry Rural, Kent, England||rural district in which it was located 1935-1974|
|Thanet District, Kent, England||district municipality of which it has been a part since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Acol (formerly Acholt) is a hamlet and civil parish about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Birchington in Kent, England. It is one of the smallest communities in Kent, and over the years large parts of the parish have been transferred to other neighbouring communities. Acol is close to the western end of the runway at Manston Airport.
Acol was originally an ville (a type of parish, closer definition not found) in the Ringslow Hundred. Between 1894 and 1974 it was part of the Isle of Thanet Rural District. In 1934 the Isle of Thanet Rural District was abolished and its parishes became part of the larger Eastry Rural District. Since 1974 the area is covered by the non-metropolitan Thanet District.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Acol.
- Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
- Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
- For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
- Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
- Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
- Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
- England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
- Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
- Volume 2 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1926) is available online through the auspices of British History Online. It includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.
- Volume 3 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1932) This includes the text of, and the index to, the Kent Domesday survey. It has been provided by the Kent Archaeological Society.
- In place of the other volumes of the Victoria County History, British History Online has transcriptions of the numerous volumes of The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent by Edward Hasted (originally published 1797)
- English Jurisdictions 1851, a parish finding aid provided by FamilySearch, is particularly helpful in locating parishes in large ancient towns and cities like Canterbury.
- Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson
- GENUKI lists other possible sources, however, it does not serve Kent so well as it does some other counties.
Categories: Kent, England | Acol, Kent, England | Ringslow Hundred, Kent, England | Isle of Thanet Rural, Kent, England | Eastry Rural, Kent, England | Thanet District, Kent, England