Place:Capel, Kent, England

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NameCapel
Alt namesCaplesource: Family History Library Catalog
Castle Hillsource: settlement in parish
Colts Hillsource: settlement in parish
Five Oak Greensource: settlement in parish
Posternsource: settlement in parish
Whetstedsource: settlement in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.176°N 0.341°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoTudeley, Kent, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Tonbridge Lowey Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was partly located
Twyford Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was partly located
Washlingstone Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Tonbridge Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Tunbridge Wells District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality into which the parish was transferred in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Capel is now a hamlet and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells District of Kent, England. The parish is located on the north of the Weald, three miles (4.8 km) to the east of Tonbridge. As well as Capel itself, the parish includes the communities of Castle Hill, Colts Hill, Five Oak Green, Postern, and Whetsted.

Capel was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Tudeley partly in the Tonbridge Lowey Hundred, partly in the Twyford Hundred and partly in the Washlingstone Hundred of Kent. It was a civil parish in the Tonbridge 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.
  • Steve Archer has produced a very useful round-up of the available census records for Kent - and where/from whom they are available.
  • 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.
  • Bishop's Transcripts for Kent parishes, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch since February 2016
  • The Kent Family History Society and the North West Kent Family History Society are the most dominant, but there are also
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