Place:Denton (Gravesend), Kent, England

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NameDenton (Gravesend)
Alt namesDanetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
Danitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
TypeCivil parish, Suburb
Coordinates51.4333°N 0.4°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoShamwell Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Strood Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
Gravesend, Kent, Englandtown which absorbed Denton in 1935.
Gravesham District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another Denton (near Dover) in Kent.

the following text is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Gravesend absorbed Milton (1914), Denton, Chalk and part of Northfleet, including Claphall, Singlewell and King's Farm (1935). In 1974 Gravesend and its surrounding area became the non-metropolitan Gravesham District. Denton was originally an ancient parish in the Shamwell Hundred of Kent.

A nineteenth century description

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

"DENTON, a parish in North Aylesford [registration] district, Kent; on the river Thames and the North Kent railway, 2 miles E of Gravesend. Post town, Chalk, under Gravesend. Acres: 1,320; of which 130 are water. Population: 101. Houses: 23. There is no church."

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.
  • 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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