Chalk is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1661
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1719

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • East Tilbury
  • Cobham
  • Shorne
  • Higham
  • West Tilbury
  • Denton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHALK, a parish in North Aylesford district, Kent; on the river Thames and the North Kent railway, 2½ miles SE by E of Gravesend. It has a post office under Gravesend, and a fair on Whit-Monday. Acres, 2,246; of which 305 are water. Real property, with Denton, £5,177. Pop., 382. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. The surface is variously marshy and chalky. Gun flints of prime quality were formerly manufactured; and much fruit is sent to the London market. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £200. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is of flint, very ancient and good; has two grotesque figures on the porch; and contains curious monuments and sedilia.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Kent
Civil Registration District: North Aylesford
Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
Diocese: Rochester
Rural Deanery: Pre-1862 – Rochester, Post-1861 – Gravesend
Poor Law Union: North Aylesford
Hundred: Shamwell
Province: Canterbury

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