Place:Chillenden, Kent, England

Alt namesCilledenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
TypeVillage, Former parish
Coordinates51.233°N 1.25°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoEastry Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Eastry Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
Goodnestone, Kent, Englandcivil parish to which it was transferred in 1935
Dover District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Chillenden is a village in the eastern part of Kent, England, between Canterbury and Deal. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it was recorded as 'Cilledene'. In 1800 the parish was made up of 160 acres (65 ha), containing three farms, one belonging to Mr. Hammond, and the other two to Sir Brook Bridges. In 1935 Chillenden ceased to be a civil parish when it was absorbed into the parish of Goodnestone.

It was home to the families of Thomas Chillenden and William Chillenden, both Priors of Christ Church Priory, Canterbury, now known as Canterbury Cathedral.

Chillenden was originally an ancient parish in the Eastry Hundred. Between 1894 and 1934 it was a parish in the Eastry Rural District. Since 1974 the area is covered by the non-metropolitan Dover District.

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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