Acrise is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Parish church: St. Martin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1541
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1563

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Acrise

  • Lyminge
  • Swingfield
  • Elham
  • Denton

Historical Descriptions of Acrise

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ACRISE, a parish in the Elham district, Kent; 5 miles NNW of Folkestone r. station. Post Town, Elham under Canterbury. Acres, 1,034. Real property, £1,196. Pop., 173. Houses, 34. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £171. Patron, W. A. Mackinnon, Esq. The church has a Norman chancel arch, and is very good. The East Kent hounds meet at Acrise; and a fair is held on 16 Oct. at Acrise Mill.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Acrise, a parish, partly in the hund. of Folkstone, and partly in that of Loninborough, lathe of Shepway, union of Elham, Kent; 5 miles norrh-north-west from Folkstone. Living, a rectory in the archd. and dio. of Canterbury; rated at £7; gross income £220. Patron, the crown. Pop., in 1801, 160; in 1831,194. Houses 24. Acres 1, 170. A. P. £1,026. Poor rates, in 1837, £110.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Acrise (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Elham, partly in the hundred of Folkestone, but chiefly in that of Loningborough, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from Folkestone, near the road to Canterbury: containing 207 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £7, and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £217, and there are nearly 44 acres of glebe.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Acrise, a parish in the hundred of Folkstone, lathe of Shepway, Kent, 5 miles from Dover, 66 from London; containing 25 houses and 160 inhabitants. It is a rectory, value 7l. Patron, the king.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

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County: Kent
Civil Registration District: Elham
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Elham
Poor Law Union: Elham
Hundred: Folkestone; Loningborough
Province: Canterbury

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