Woodlands, Kent Family History Guide

Woodlands is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Kent, created in 1850 from chapelry in Wrotham Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kemsing
  • Shoreham
  • Kingsdown with Mappiscombe
  • Ightham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOODLANDS, a chapelry in Wrotham and Shoreham parishes, Kent; 4 miles SW of Meopham r. station. It was constituted in 1850; and its Post town is Sevenoaks. Pop., 157. Houses, 30. W. manor belongs to Mrs. Vincent. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £65. Patron, the Rev. R. Vincent. The church is neat.

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: Malling
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: Malling
Hundred: Wrotham
Province: Canterbury