Preston next Faversham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Alternative names: Preston St Catherine, Preston near Faversham, Preston by Faversham

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1563

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Selling
  • Boughton under Blean
  • Throwley
  • Oare
  • Sheldwich
  • Davington
  • Ospringe
  • Luddenham
  • Goodnestone
  • Faversham
  • Graveney

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRESTON-NEXT-FAVERSHAM, a parish in Faversham district, Kent; on the London, Chatham, and Dover railway, at Faversham r. station, adjacent on the S to Faversham. Post-town, Faversham. Acres, 1,547. Real property, £6,327. Pop. in 1851, 1,135; in 1861, 1,535. Houses, 297. The increase of pop. arose from employments in connection with F. r. station. The manor was originally called Coppanstone; was given, in the 9th century, by King Kenulf, to Christchurch, Canterbury; and afterwards took the name of Priest’s Townor Preston. Preston House is the seat of G. Hilton, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £324. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is early English; has a small tower; and contains a fine monument of Roger Boyle, and some brasses. Charities, £17.

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: Faversham
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Ospringe
Poor Law Union: Faversham
Hundred: Faversham
Province: Canterbury

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