Worth, Kent Family History Guide

Worth is a chapelry of Eastry Ancient Parish in Kent.

Alternative names: Word

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1720
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1564

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Minster
  • Sandwich St Clement
  • Sandwich St Bartholomew's Hospital
  • Woodnesborough
  • Stonar
  • Sholden
  • Northbourne
  • Ham
  • Sandwich St Mary
  • Eastry

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WORTH, or Word, a parish, with a small village and two hamlets, in Eastry district, Kent; on the coast, 1½ mile SSE of Sandwich r. station. It has a post-office under Sandwich. Acres, 7,431; of which 1,285 are water. Real property, £7,753. Pop., 430. Houses, 87. The property is much subdivided. Upton house is the seat of J. Henderson, Esq. There are two coastguard stations. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £375. Patron, the Archbishop. The church is ancient but 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: Eastry
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Canterbury (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Sandwich
Poor Law Union: Eastry
Hundred: Eastry
Province: Canterbury