Westbere is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1560

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Littlebourne
  • Stodmarsh
  • Hoath
  • Chislet
  • Fordwich
  • Sturry

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WESTBERE, a parish in Blean district, Kent; 1 mile ENE of Sturry r. station, and 3½ NE by E of Canterbury. Post town, Canterbury. Acres, 1,185. Real property, £2,481. Pop., 220. Houses, 44. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £223. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good.

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: Blean
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Westbere
Poor Law Union: Blean
Hundred: Bleangate
Province: Canterbury

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