|Alt names||Cranbroke||source: 16th century wills|
|Baker's Cross||source: settlement in parish|
|Colliers Green||source: settlement in parish|
|Hartley (Cranbrook)||source: settlement in parish|
|Swattenden||source: settlement in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Berkeley Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Cranbrook Rural, Kent, England||rural district of which it was a part 1894-1974|
|Tunbridge Wells District, Kent, England||district municipality into which the parish was transferred in 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Cranbrook is a small town in the Weald of Kent, England . It lies roughly halfway between Maidstone and Hastings, about 38 miles (61 km) southeast of central London. It is five miles north of Hawkhurst. The smaller settlements of Swattenden, Colliers Green and Hartley (Cranbrook) lie within the parish. Baker's Cross is on the eastern outskirts of the town. (There is a second place named Hartley (near Dartford in Kent.) At the 2011 census, the parish of Cranbrook had 6,717 residents.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cranbrook, Kent. This article contains many facts about the town, not only under the heading "History", but in numerous other sections.
- 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