Place:Faversham Rural, Kent, England

NameFaversham Rural
TypeRural district
Located inKent, England     (1894 - 1935)
See alsoSwale Rural, Kent, Englandrural district replacing Faversham District in 1935
Swale District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

Faversham Rural District was located in northern Kent, England from 1894 until 1935. In 1935 it was replaced by the Swale Rural District. Since 1974 the area has been covered by the non-metropolitan Swale District.


ParishJoinedEndAlterationDistrict post 1974
Badlesmere 1894 1935
Boughton under Blean 1894 1935
Buckland (near Faversham) 1894 1935
Davington 1894 1935
Doddington 1894 1935
Dunkirk 1894 1935
Eastling 1894 1935
Faversham Without 1894 1935
Goodnestone 1894 1935
Graveney 1894 1935
Hernhill 1894 1935
Leaveland 1894 1935
Luddenham 1894 1935
Linstead 1894 1935
Newnham 1894 1935
North Preston Without 1894 1935
Norton 1894 1935
Oare 1894 1935
Ospringe 1894 1935
Preston Without 1894 1935
Selling 1894 1935
Sheldwich 1894 1935
South Preston Without 1894 1935
Stalisfield 1894 1935
Stone next Faversham 1894 1935
Teynham 1894 1935
Throwley 1894 1935

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):
  • Volume 2 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1926) is available online through the auspices of British History Online. It includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.
  • Volume 3 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1932) This includes the text of, and the index to, the Kent Domesday survey. It has been provided by the Kent Archaeological Society.
  • In place of the other volumes of the Victoria County History, British History Online has transcriptions of the numerous volumes of The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent by Edward Hasted (originally published 1797)
  • English Jurisdictions 1851, a parish finding aid provided by FamilySearch, is particularly helpful in locating parishes in large ancient towns and cities like Canterbury.
  • Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson
  • GENUKI lists other possible sources, however, it does not serve Kent so well as it does some other counties.