Place:Postling, Kent, England

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NamePostling
Alt namesPistingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
Postingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.1°N 1.067°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoHayne Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Elham Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Shepway District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Postling village and civil parish is situated near the Roman road of Stone Street, about 17 miles (27 km) south of Canterbury, Kent, England. "Postlinges" is the spelling used in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was part of the lands of Hugo de Montsort; "Postlinge" is also seen in old records. There is much archaeological evidence of continued occupation of the area. Postling Place is the old manor house.

The church is dedicated to Saints Mary & Radegund.

A junction south of the village is known as Postling Wents; "went" or "vent" is an older Kent word which means "ways". It was once the crossroads where the London to Folkestone road crossed the Lympne to Lyminge road, but is now a sharp bend on the A20.

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Postling was originally an ancient parish in Hayne Hundred. Between 1894 and 1974 it was part of the Elham Rural District. Since 1974 the area is covered by the non-metropolitan Shepway District.

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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