Woodnesborough, Kent Family History Guide

Woodnesborough is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Alternative names: Winsborough

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1563

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Independent/Congregational.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ash
  • Worth
  • Goodnestone
  • Stonar
  • Northbourne
  • Staple
  • Sandwich St Mary
  • Eastry

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOODNESBOROUGH, or Winsborough, a village and a parish in Eastry district, Kent. The village stands 1½ mile SW of Sandwich r. station, is believed to occupy the site of a Roman settlement, and has a post-office under Sandwich. The parish includes several villages, and comprises 2,944 acres. Real property, £8,801. Pop., 889. Houses, 189. The property is much sub-divided. Roman remains have been found near Statenborough; and many Saxon antiquities, on W.-Hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £450. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is good. Charities, £30.

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: Eastry
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Sandwich
Poor Law Union: Eastry
Hundred: Eastry
Province: Canterbury