Place:Stone next Faversham, Kent, England

NameStone next Faversham
Alt namesStone by Favershamsource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Stone-next-Favershamsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.32°N 0.82°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoFaversham Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Faversham Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Swale Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Swale District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Norton Buckland and Stone, Kent, Englandpresent civil parishes covering Stone next Faversham
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are THREE PARISHES NAMED STONE in Kent: Stone next Faversham, Stone near Dartford and Stone cum Ebony.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stone next Faversham, or Stone-next-Faversham, found close to Ospringe, is in the east part of the present parish of Norton Buckland and Stone (see below). It has just a cottage, a farm and its Anglo-Saxon chapel, which is a scheduled ancient monument. It was once referred to in ancient Latin deeds as "Stanes".

Edward Hasted, refers to it as "a small obscure parish, hardly known to anyone". The parish was under the control of the manor of Elverton in Luddenham which is written in the Domesday survey of 1086 as "Ernolton" and in ancient Latin deeds as "Eylwartone". The chapel was called "the chapel of our Lady of Eylwarton" which is within the diocese of Canterbury and the deanery of Ospringe. In 1227, the chapel appears in the "Black Book" (Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae) of the archdeacon of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. (Source:Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes" in The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 6: 401–413.)

English Heritage's Maison Dieu (in Ospringe), is a museum, housing archaeological finds from the chapel and from the Roman cemetery of the town of Durolevum, the westerly predecessor to Faversham.

Norton Buckland and Stone is a small rural post-1974 civil parish 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Teynham and 3 miles (4.8 km) west of the centre of Faversham in the Borough of Swale. It is bypassed by the M2 to the south and traverses the historic A2, on the route of the Roman road of Watling Street.

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.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Norton, Buckland and Stone. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.