Cheriton, Kent Family History Guide

Cheriton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1563
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1812

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Saltwood
  • Newington next Hythe
  • Sandgate
  • Folkestone St Mary and St Eanswythe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHERITON, a parish in Elham district, Kent; on the coast, and on the Southeastern railway, 2 ¾ miles W by N of Folkestone. It includes part of the village of Sandgate; and has a post-office under Hythe. Acres, 1,861, of which 75 are water. Real property, £10,498. Pop., 7,634. Houses, 342. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Newington, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £657. Patron, the Rev. T. Brockman. The church is early English, and good; and has three brasses. The churchyard commands a picturesque view of the coast.

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: Elham
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Dover
Poor Law Union: Elham
Hundred: Folkestone
Province: Canterbury