Place:Newington next Hythe, Kent, England

NameNewington next Hythe
Alt namesNewington-next-Hythesource: spelling variant
Arpingesource: settlement in parish
Beachboroughsource: settlement in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.083°N 1.133°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoFolkestone Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Romney Marsh Liberty, Kent, Englandfurther ancient county division in which it was located
Elham Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Shepway District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another Newington in Kent near Sittingbourne named Newington next Sittingbourne, and another in Southwark in London. "Newington, Kent, England" will be redirected to Newington next Sittingbourne.

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Newington next Hythe is a village in Kent, England one mile (1.6 km) west-northwest of Folkestone. It includes the hamlets of Arpinge and Beachborough. The village lies to the north of the M20 motorway and the A20 road; the Channel Tunnel complex is nearby.

The ecclesiastical parish was known as Newington next Hythe, the latter town being 2 1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) to the southwest; the parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas. Nearby there used to be a 13th-century Augustinian priory, founded in 1253 by Sir John Maunsell, who became a counsellor of King Henry III.

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Newington next Hythe was a civil parish in Elham Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the non-metropolitan Shepway District. Originally it was in the Folkestone Hundred and also in the Romney Marsh Liberty. In the 2001 UK census Newington had a population of 341, increasing to 368 by the 2011 census.

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.
  • Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
  • 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.
  • England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
  • Kent had five family history societies (now only four):

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