Chillenden, Kent Family History Guide

Chillenden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1562

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Goodnestone
  • Nonington
  • Knowlton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHILLENDEN, a parish in Eastry district, Kent; 2 ¾ miles ENE of Adisham r. station, and 6 ½ W of Deal. Post-town, Goodnestone, under Sandwich. Acres, 196. Pop., 127. Houses, 29. The parish gave name to a famous prior of Canterbury, who died in 1411. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £130. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church belonged to the priory of Leeds; and is a very small late Norman structure, with E. perpendicular windows.

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: Eastry
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Pre-1873 - Bridge, Post-1872 - East Bridge
Poor Law Union: Eastry
Hundred: Eastry
Province: Canterbury