Chelsfield, Kent Family History Guide

Chelsfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent. Farnborough is a chapelry of Chelsfield.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1757

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Halstead
  • Farnborough
  • Shoreham
  • Cudham
  • Lullingstone
  • Orpington
  • Knockholt

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHELSFIELD, a parish in Bromley district, Kent; 2 ½ miles E of Farnborough r. station, and 6 ½ SE of Bromley. Post-town, Farnborough Station. Acres, 3,280. Real property, £4,710. Pop., 784. Houses, 148. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Farnborough, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £876. Patron, All Souls College, Oxford. The church is early English; and has four brasses. Charities, £23.

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Kent
Civil Registration District: Bromley
Probate Court: Pre-1845 – Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester, Post-1844 – Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Diocese: Pre-1845 – Rochester, Post-1844 – Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Pre-1864 – Dartford, Post-1863 – West Dartford
Poor Law Union: Bromley
Hundred: Ruxley
Province: Canterbury