Place:Blean, Kent, England

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NameBlean
Alt namesBlean-Churchsource: Family History Library Catalog
Blehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
St. Cosmussource: Family History Library Catalog
St. Damian-in-the-Bleansource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 1.033°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoWhitstable Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Blean Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Bridge Blean Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1934-1974
Canterbury District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Blean is in the Canterbury district of Kent, England. It is the name of the large civil parish and the suburban developed village within it: the latter is scattered along the road between Canterbury and Whitstable, in the middle of the Forest of Blean. The parish is mostly woodland, and much is ancient woodland.

(See also St. Cosmus and St. Damian in the Blean.)

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Blean.

Research Tips

  • 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):
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