|Alt names||Soaneclive||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 149|
|Swalecliff||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Chestfield||source: settlement in parish|
|Tankerton||source: settlement in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Bleangate Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located Blean Rural, Kent, England|rural district of which it was a part 1894-1934|
|Whitstable, Kent, England||urban district into which it was absorbed in 1934|
|Canterbury District, Kent, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Swalecliffe is a part of the ribbon development of the north Kent coast between Whitstable and Herne Bay in southeast England. Since 1934 it has been a part of Whitstable and, since 1974, part of the City of Canterbury District.
Swalecliffe was originally an ancient parish in the Bleangate Hundred. Between 1894 and 1934 it was part of the Blean Rural District. In 1934 the rural district was abolished and Swalecliffe was transferred to Whitstable Urban District.
Tankerton and Chestfield (redirected here) are other communities between Swalecliffe and Whitstable.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tankerton.
- 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):
Categories: Kent, England | Swalecliffe, Kent, England | Bleangate Hundred, Kent, England | Blean Rural, Kent, England | Whitstable, Kent, England | Canterbury District, Kent, England