Place:Newchurch, Kent, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.045°N 0.93°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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Newchurch is now a village and civil parish in the Shepway District in Kent, England. The village is located on the Romney Marsh, 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Dymchurch.

During the Second World War it was home to an RAF airfield, RAF Newchurch, that operated Hawker Tempest fighter aircraft under Wing Commander Roland Beamont which participated in the defence of the UK against the German V-1 flying bomb offensive of 1944. A Chain Home coastal radar station was also located there.

The parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. The ecclesiastical parish forms part of the Romney Deanery of the Maidstone archdeaconry of the Diocese of Canterbury.

In 1934 the parish was enlarged by absorbing parts or all of a number of neighbouring parishes.

Kent Research Tips

This list has been taken from GENUKI where more places and websites for researching are listed.

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.


  • As of February 2016 entries from Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch.

Family History Societies

Most of the county is divided between the Kent FHS and the North West Kent FHS.


Probate Records

Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson

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