Place:East Peckham, Kent, England

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NameEast Peckham
Alt namesPechehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
Beltringsource: hamlet in parish
Bullensource: hamlet in parish
Goose Greensource: hamlet in parish
Hale Streetsource: hamlet in parish
Little Millsource: hamlet in parish
Peckham Bushsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.25°N 0.383°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoLittlefield Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was partly located
Twyford Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was partly located
Malling Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling 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

East Peckham is a civil parish in Kent, England, made up of nine hamlets and situated about 5 miles (8 km) east of Tonbridge on the River Medway. It was the centre for the hop growing industry in Kent and is still home to the farm named Hop Farm which has the world's largest collection of oast houses. The hamlets have not been named in the Wikipedia article or in A Vision of Britain through Time, but maps indicate that some of them are Beltring, Bullen, Goose Green, Hale Street, Little Mill, and Peckham Bush, as well as the village of East Peckham (all are redirected here). The parish is in the Tonbridge and Malling District.

East Peckham was an ancient parish partly in the Littlefield Hundred and partly in the Twyford Hundred of Kent. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of the Malling Rural 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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