Place:Sundridge, Kent, England

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NameSundridge
Alt namesIde Hillsource: village in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.283°N 0.133°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoCodsheath Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Sevenoaks Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Sevenoaks District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Sundridge

Sundridge is a village within the present civil parish of "Sundridge with Ide Hill", in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The village is located on the A25 road to the east of Westerham. Its church is Anglican and dedicated to St Mary.

Before 1974 the parish would have been named, simply, Sundridge, and it was part of the Sevenoaks Rural District. Originally the ancient parish of Sundridge was part of the Codsheath Hundred.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Sundridge, Kent.

Ide Hill

Ide Hill is a village within the present civil parish of "Sundridge with Ide Hill", in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. It stands on one of the highest points of the sandstone ridge about five miles southwest of Sevenoaks. Its name first appears on record in 1250 as "Edythehelle". It is an eponymic denoting 'Edith's hill', from the Old English hyll 'hill'.

The church is relatively modern. The village originally had an Anglican chapel in 1807, built by Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London, who lived in nearby Sundridge. St Mary's church was built in 1865 and "has the distinction of being the highest church in Kent".

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Sundridge was a civil parish in Sevenoaks Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 the village and the present parish has been part of the Sevenoaks non-metropolitan 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.
  • Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
  • 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.
  • England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
  • Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
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