Place:Ivychurch, Kent, England

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NameIvychurch
Alt namesIvy-churchsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.0128°N 0.889°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Shepway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Ivychurch is a village and civil parish in the Shepway District of Kent, England. The village is located on the Romney Marsh, three miles (4.8 km) north-west of New Romney.

The parish is huge and spreads across the marsh down to the Kent ditch (the boundary between Kent and East Sussex) although its population is only some 170, 50% of whom live in the village. The shape of the parish is rather unusual as it follows the parcels of land to the south-west which were progressively 'inned' (drained) from the 12th century onwards.

Due to its size and space, the parish church, St. George's, is known as 'the Cathedral of Romney Marsh' and is mainly a 14th-century building with a seven bay arcade built in the late Decorated style of English architecture. The body of the church dates from around 1360 with the Perpendicular-style tower and west end being added about 100 years later.

Kent Research Tips

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Archives and Libraries

Civil Registration and Census

  • 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.

Family History Societies

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History

Probate Records

Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson


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