Sheldwich, Kent Family History Guide

Sheldwich is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Alternative names: Sheldwick

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1563

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Chilham
  • Molash
  • Selling
  • Throwley
  • Challock
  • Leaveland
  • Ospringe
  • Badlesmere
  • Preston next Faversham
  • Faversham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Sheldwick, a parish, with a village, in Faversham district, Kent; 2¾ miles S of Faversham r. station. It has a post-office, of the name of Sheldwick-Lees, under Faversham. Acres, 1,896. Real property, £3,199. Pop., 616. Houses, 119. The manor, with Lees Court, belongs to Lord Sondes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £209. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of C. The church is later English. There are a Wesleyan chapel and national schools.

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