Place:Coxheath, Kent, England

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NameCoxheath
TypeVillage, 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.
  • 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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