Place:Minster in Thanet, Kent, England

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NameMinster in Thanet
Alt namesMinster-in-Thanetsource: spelling variation
Minstersource: colloquial
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.334°N 1.315°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoIsle of Thanet Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Eastry Rural, Kent, Englandrural district into which it was transferred in 1935
Thanet (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974

NOTE: There is also Minster in Sheppey not far along the north coast of Kent on the Isle of Sheppey. It would appear that the shortened form of "Minster" is for Minster in Thanet, but this may not always be the case.


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Minster-in-Thanet, also known as Minster, is a village and civil parish in the Thanet District of Kent, England. The village is situated to the west of Ramsgate and to the north east of Canterbury; it lies just south west of Kent International Airport and just north of the River Stour. Minster is also the "ancient capital of Thanet".

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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