Place:Coxheath, Kent, England

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NameCoxheath
TypeArea, Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 0.483°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoEast Farleigh, Kent, Englandcivil parish from which Coxheath was formed in 1964
Linton, Kent, Englandcivil parish from which Coxheath was formed in 1964
Hunton, Kent, Englandcivil parish from which Coxheath was formed in 1964
Loose, Kent, Englandcivil parish from which Coxheath was formed in 1964
Maidstone Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1964-1974
Maidstone (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Coxheath is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Maidstone, Kent, England. The parish is approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Maidstone. It is mainly centred along Heath Road which links the villages of Yalding and Boughton-Monchelsea to the west and east, respectively.

Coxheath was created as a civil parish in 1964 from parts of the parishes of East Farleigh, Hunton, Linton and Loose. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)

The village was home of a large workhouse that served a large part of mid-Kent during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The workhouse is now gone, although its chapel now serves as the village church. (Source: Wikipedia) Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer states that the workhouse was in East Farleigh parish and, according to the list of sources for the parish of Linton, there was another one there.

Coxheath was in Maidstone Rural District from 1964 until 1974 and since 1974 has been part of the Maidstone non-metropolitan district.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Coxheath from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"COXHEATH, a place 3 miles S of Maidstone, in Kent. A temporary camp of 15,000 soldiers was here in 1778."


Research Tips

  • Standard sources such as parish registers and census lists will be found under the various parishes listed above.
  • See Linton for further details about the army camp.
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