Place:Snave, Kent, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.034°N 0.8695°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Ashford (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Snave is a very small hamlet on Romney Marsh in Kent, England centred close to the A2070 road 8 miles (13 km) south of Ashford. Its buildings are a few houses, barns and store sheds and the church of St Augustine which holds one service per year at harvest festival. In spring, the churchyard is heavily clad in daffodils. The church falls under the ecumenical/ecclesiastical (Anglican/Methodist) parish of Hamstreet and Orlestone but the modern civil parish administering local services is Brenzett.

The nearest shops and railway station are at Hamstreet (3 miles) save for a petrol station at Brenzett (2 miles).

Animals have along been part of the economy. Sheep tending and wool manufacture is a major part of the history of Romney Marsh. Veterinary practices and a boarding cattery are among the local businesses.

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

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Probate Records

Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson

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