Place:Plaxtol, Kent, England

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NamePlaxtol
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.2592°N 0.2949°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoMalling Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is a condensation of an article in Wikipedia

Plaxtol is a small village of about 1,000 residents in Kent. The River Bourne flows through, and formerly powered three watermills in the parish: Winfield Mill and Longmill (both for corn), and Roughway Paper Mill.

The 1,000-acre Fairlawne Estate adjoining the village of Shipbourne was owned by Sir Henry Vane the Elder, in the 17th century, and was owned by the Cazalet family in the 19th century.

Surrounding villages are Hadlow, Shipbourne, and Borough Green. The nearest towns are Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. The parish is part of the Tonbridge and Malling District since 1974. Prior to that it was located in Malling Rural District.

Yopps Green to the north is sometimes referred to as a hamlet in its own right is just by Boot Wood, on the way to Sheet Hill.


  • 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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