Ide Hill, Kent Family History Guide

Ide Hill is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Kent, created in 1818 from Sundridge Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Idehill

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1842
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Calvinist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Brasted
  • Chevening
  • Chiddingstone
  • Sundridge

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

IDEHILL, a hamlet in Sundridge parish, and a chapelry partly also in Chevening and Chiddingstone parishes, Kent. The hamlet lies 3¼ miles SW of Sevenoaks r. station; has a post office under Sevenoaks; and commands a very fine view. The chapelry was constituted in 1852. Pop., 706. Houses, 134. Pop. of the Sundridge portion, 602. Houses, 115. Pop. of the Chevening portion, 60. Houses, 12. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £150. Patron, the Rector of Sundridge. The old church was built about 1805; and a new one, in the decorated English style, with tower and spire, at an estimated cost of £2,380, was built in 1866. There are a Calvinist chapel, and a national school.

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: Sevenoaks
Probate Court: Pre-1845 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon and Shoreham, Post-1844 - Search the courts of surrounding parishes
Diocese: Pre-1845 - Rochester, Post-1844 - Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Shoreham
Poor Law Union: Sevenoaks
Hundred: Codsheath
Province: Canterbury