Place:Trottiscliffe, Kent, England

Alt namesTotesclivesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 150
Trotterscliffesource: Family History Library and Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-1872
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 0.35°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoLarkfield Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Malling Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling District, Kent, Englanddistrict 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

Trottiscliffe (pronounced "Trosley" and also found as "Trotterscliffe") is a village in Kent, England about 2.5 miles (4 km) north west of West Malling. Trottiscliffe St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester.

Trottiscliffe was originally an ancient parish in the Larkfield Hundred of Kent. It was a civil parish in the Malling Rural District from 1894 until 1974. Since 1974 it has been part of the non-metropolitan Tonbridge and Malling District.

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

"TROTTERSCLIFFE, or Trosley, a parish in Malling [registration] district, Kent; 3 miles NW of West Malling, and 5 W by S of Snodland [railway] station. It has a post-office under Maidstone. Acres: 1,160. Real property: £1,969. Population: 293. Houses: 65. The manor was given, in 788, to Rochester priory; passed to the Bishops of Rochester; and had a palace of theirs, built in 1185. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £356. Patron: W. Shepherd, Esq. The church is ancient and modernized. There is an endowed school with £9 a year."

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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