Place:Longfield, Kent, England

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NameLongfield
Alt namesLangafelsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.383°N 0.317°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoAxstane Dartford and Wilmington Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dartford Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Sevenoaks District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality to which the parish was transferred in 1974
Dartford District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality to which the parish was returned in 1987
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Longfield is a village and civil parish in the Dartford Borough of Kent, England. It borders the Sevenoaks District. It is located south west of Gravesend. It contains several shops, a pub, a 14th-century church and is recorded in the Domesday Book and Anglo-Saxon charters of 964-995.

Longfield fell within the Hundred of Axstane Dartford and Wilmington and its successor the Dartford Rural District. In 1974 the village became part of the Sevenoaks District of Kent in 1974. It was transferred to the Borough of Dartford in 1987.

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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