|Alt names||Brunfelle||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 146|
|Type||Chapelry, Civil parish|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Leeds, Kent, England||ancient parish of which it was a chapelry|
|Eyhorne Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Hollingbourne Rural, Kent, England||rural district in which it was situated 1894-1974|
|Maidstone District, Kent, England||administrative district covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There is a second Broomfield in Kent (since 1974 part of the civil parish of Herne Bay and Broomfield) which has been redirected to Herne Bay.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Broomfield is a village in the Maidstone District of Kent, England, and forms part of the post-1974 civil parish of Broomfield and Kingswood. It lies 6 miles (10 km) to the east of Maidstone. The village is located just upstream of Leeds Castle on the River Len, one of the tributaries of the River Medway.
Broomfield was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Leeds in the Eyhorne Hundred of Kent. From 1894 until 1974 it was a civil parish in the Hollingbourne Rural District.
The parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret.
- 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):
Categories: Kent, England | Brookfield, Kent, England | Leeds, Kent, England | Eyhorne Hundred, Kent, England | Hollingbourne Rural, Kent, England | Maidstone District, Kent, England