Place:Selling, Kent, England

Alt namesGushmoresource: hamlet in parish
Setlingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.267°N 0.933°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoBoughton under Blean Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Faversham Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1934
Swale Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1934-1974
Swale District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Selling from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SELLING, a village and a parish in Faversham district, Kent. The village stands near the London, Chatham, and Dover railway, 3½ miles S E by S of Faversham; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, a post-office under Faversham, and a fair on Whit-Tuesday. The parish contains also the hamlet of Gushmore, and comprises 2,463 acres. Real property: £5,193. Population: 575. Houses: 131. [Selling] Court, Woodlands, Luton House, Sole Street House, Owens Court, and the Vicarage are chief residences. Shottendon Hill has a triangular camp of 2 acres, and commands a fine view. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £357. Patron: Lord Sondes. The church is early English, and good."

Selling was originally an ancient parish in the Boughton under Blean Hundred. Between 1894 and 1934 it was part of the Faversham Rural District. In 1934 Faversham Rural District was abolished and its parishes were transferred to Swale Rural District. Since 1974 the area is covered by the non-metropolitan Swale District.

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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