Place:Stockbury, Kent, England

Alt namesStotchingebergesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.317°N 0.65°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoHollingbourne Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Maidstone (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Stockbury is a village near the town of Sittingbourne in Kent, England and is within the Maidstone Borough Council area.

In 1800 Edward Hasted noted, "It was called in the Domesday survey, Stochingeberge, in later records, Stockesburie, and then Stockbury. Most of the parish was within the hundred of Eyhorne and a division of West Kent."

Most of the parish is on a valley between Key Street, Sittingbourne and Detling Hill, Maidstone.

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Stockbury was a civil parish in Hollingbourne Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Maidstone non-metropolitan district.

Research Tips

  • Edward Hasted (1732-1812) was the author of a major county history, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (1778–99).
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