Place:Halling, Kent, England

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NameHalling
Alt namesHallingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
Lower Hallingsource: settlement in parish
North Hallingsource: settlement in parish
Upper Hallingsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.333°N 0.433°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoShamwell Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hoo Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Strood Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Rochester upon Medway, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1998
Medway, Kent, Englandunitary authority which has covered the area since 1998
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Halling is a village on the North Downs in the northern part of Kent, England, covering 7.1 square kilometres of land. Consisting of Lower Halling, Upper Halling and North Halling, it is scattered over some 3 miles (5 km) along the River Medway parallel to the Pilgrims' Way which runs through Kent.

Halling was a civil parish in Hoo Rural District from 1894 until 1934, in Strood Rural District from 1934 until 1974. In 1974 it became part of the Rochester upon Medway non-metropolitan district 1974-1998, and in 1998 was transferred to the Medway unitary authority. It was originally an ancient parish in the Shamwell Hundred of Kent.

Halling had a small industrial presence in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with two chalk mining and processing factories, however these have all now been shut and the last chimney stack was demolished in 2010.

Since before World War II, quarries have been dug in Halling, at first by hand, for the extraction of chalk for cement manufacture. The chalk was mainly shipped by barge via the River Medway.

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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