Place:Stelling, Kent, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.216°N 1.061°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoUpper Hardres, Kent, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Loningborough Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Stowting Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Elham Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Stelling Minnis, Kent, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1968
Shepway District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"STELLING, a parish in Elham [registration] district, Kent; on Stone-street, 6 miles S by W of Canterbury [railway] station. It has fairs on Ascension-day and 12 Nov.; and its Post town is Stelling-Minnis, under Canterbury. Acres: 1,325. Real property: £1,509. Population: 309. Houses: 48. The property is subdivided. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to Upper Hardres. The church is good."

Stelling was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Upper Hardres in Loningborough Hundred. It was also located in Stowting Hundred. From 1894 until 1968 it was part of the Elham Rural District. In 1968 it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Stelling Minnis. 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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