Place:Eastling, Kent, England

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NameEastling
Alt namesEslingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.267°N 0.817°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoFaversham Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Faversham Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Swale Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Swale District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eastling is a small village 4½ miles to the southwest of Faversham, Kent, England. It is located on the slope of the North Downs. In the UK census of 2011 it had a population of 365.

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

"EASTLING, a parish in Faversham [registration] district, Kent; 4¼ miles SW of Faversham town and [railway] station. It has a post office under Faversham. Acres: 1,915. Real property: £2,897. Population: 399. Houses: 87. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £500. Patron: the Earl of Winchelsea. The church is good. Charities, £7."

Eastling was originally an ancient parish in the Faversham Hundred. Between 1894 and 1935 it was part of the Faversham Rural District. In 1935 Faversham Rural District was abolished and parishes were transferred to Swale Rural District. Since 1974 the area is covered by the non-metropolitan Swale 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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