Place:Temple Ewell, Kent, England

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NameTemple Ewell
Alt namesEtwellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
Ewellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
Ewellsource: shortened name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.15°N 1.267°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoBewsborough Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dover Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Temple Ewell with River, Kent, Englandparish into which it merged in 1960
Dover District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Temple Ewell is a civil parish and historic village in the county of Kent, England. The village is part of the Dover District of Kent, and forms part of the Dover urban area, it is situated three miles northwest of the town of Dover. The 2001 Census records a population of 1,696 for Temple Ewell.

In 1960 Temple Ewell merged with the neighbouring parish of River to become the civil parish of Temple Ewell with River. Since 1974 the area has been part of the Dover non-metropolitan District. Originally it was an ancient parish in the Bewsborough Hundred.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Temple Ewell.

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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