Place:Blackmanstone, Kent, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.0275°N 0.9506°E
Located inKent, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Burmarsh, Kent, Englandparish to which the land was transferred in 1934
Shepway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Blackmanstone from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BLACKMANSTONE, a parish in Romney-Marsh [registration] district, Kent; 5 miles ESE of Ham-street [railway] station. Post-town, New Romney. Acres: 293. Real property: £825. Population: 8. Houses: 2. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £44. Patron: the Archbishop."

The parish was abolished in 1934 and the area split between the parishes of Newchurch, Burmarsh and St. Mary in the Marsh with the largest portion going to Newchurch. The area is now all within the Shepway District of Kent.

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