Place:Hadlow, Kent, England

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NameHadlow
Alt namesHaslowsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 0.333°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoLittlefield Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Tonbridge Lowey Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Tonbridge Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality into which the parish was transferred in 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hadlow is a village and civil parish in the Medway valley, near Tonbridge, Kent, England, in the Tonbridge and Malling District. The Saxon name for the settlement was "Haeselholte" (in the Textus Roffensis). The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as "Haslow" and in the Middle Ages it became "Hadloe" and then Hadlow.

Hadlow had working breweries between the early eighteenth century and the late 1940s. The earliest reference to a brewery in Hadlow is in 1710 when John Barton, Yeoman of Hadlow is mentioned in connection with a newly erected malthouse in Hadlow Street.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hadlow. There is more on the breweries of Hadlow in Wikipedia and also a long article on the owners of the local manor through the centuries.

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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