Place:Meopham, Kent, England

Alt namesMepehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
Culverstone Greensource: settlement in parish
Culverstonesource: alternate name for above
Harvelsource: settlement in parish
Hook Greensource: settlement in parish
Meopham Greensource: settlement in parish
The Streetsource: settlement in parish
Dodmoresource: alternate name for above
Vigosource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.383°N 0.367°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoToltingtrough Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located Strood Rural, Kent, England|rural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Gravesham District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered 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

Meopham is a large linear village and civil parish in the Borough of Gravesham in Kent, England, which lies to the south of Gravesend. The parish covers 6.5 square miles (17 km2), and comprises a number of individual settlements. It has a population of 9,500 (an estimate based on the 2011 UK census). Meopham has been described as having one of the longest village streets in Kent, being 7 miles (11 km) in length.

The parish comprises the main village, divided into five named settlements: Hook Green, The Street or Dodmore, Meopham Green, and Culverstone (all mostly inside the main built-up area) and Harvel (approx 2 miles south-east). The new village of Vigo has also been redirected here.

Meopham was a civil parish in Strood Rural District from 1894 until 1974. It was originally an ancient parish in the Toltingtrough Hundred of Kent.

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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