Woodchurch, Kent Family History Guide

Woodchurch is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1565

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kenardington
  • Shadoxhurst
  • Orlestone
  • Appledore
  • Warehorne
  • High Halden
  • Tenterden
  • Ebony
  • Bethersden

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOODCHURCH, a parish, with an ancient village, in Tenterden district, Kent; 4 miles NW of Appledore r. station, and 7 SW of Ashford. It has a post-office under Staplehurst. Acres, 6,949. Real property, £7,806. Pop., 1,262. Houses, 248. The property is much sub-divided. Henhurst is the seat of Mrs. Schreiber. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £613. Patron, the Archbishop. The church is early English, and was restored in 1848 and 1857. There are two dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £39.

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: Tenterden
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, 1845-1873 - Lympne, Post-1872 - South Lympne
Poor Law Union: Tenterden
Hundred: Blackbourne
Province: Canterbury