Place:Boxley, Kent, England

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NameBoxley
Alt namesBoseleusource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
Grove Greensource: settlement in parish
Lordswoodsource: settlement in parish
Sandling (near Maidstone)source: settlement in parish
Weavering Streetsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 0.55°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoMaidstone Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hollingbourne Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Maidstone District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

The village of Boxley in the Maidstone District of Kent, England lies below the slope of the North Downs approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the centre of Maidstone town. The larger civil parish of Boxley has a population of 7,144 (2001 UK census), increasing to 9,554 at the 2011 UK census, and extends to the north and east of the town including the settlements of Boxley itself, Grove Green, most of Weavering Street, Sandling (near Maidstone) and the southern extremities of Walderslade and Lordswood at the top of Blue Bell Hill. (Places in italics have been redirected here.)

Boxley was originally an ancient parish in the Maidstone Hundred of Kent. It was a civil parish in the Malling Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

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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