|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Folkestone Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Elham Rural, Kent, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1998|
|Folkestone, Kent, England||municipal borough into which it was part absorbed in 1934|
|Hythe, Kent, England||civil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1934|
|Shepway District, Kent, England||district municipality in which it is located|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
Cheriton is a northern suburb of Folkestone in Kent, England. It is the location of the English terminal of the Channel Tunnel and of Shorncliffe Camp, a major army barracks.
Cheriton was originally an ancient parish in Folkestone Hundred. From 1894 until 1998 Cheriton was a civil parish in Elham Rural District. In 1998 it was made into an urban district. In 1934 it was abolished and split between Folkestone Municipal Borough and Hythe civil parish. Since 1974 it has been part of the Shepway non-metropolitan district.
- 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
Categories: Kent, England | Cheriton, Kent, England | Folkestone Hundred, Kent, England | Elham Rural, Kent, England | Folkestone, Kent, England | Hythe, Kent, England | Shepway District, Kent, England