Wouldham, Kent Family History Guide

Wouldham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1718

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Burham
  • Cuxton
  • Rochester St Margaret
  • Halling
  • Snodland

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOULDHAM, a parish, with a village, in Malling district, Kent; on the river Medway, 1¾ mile So I Cuxton r. station, and 3 SSW of Rochester. Post town, Rochester. Acres, 1,612; of which 80 are water. Real property, £3,543; of which £1,579 are in quarries. Pop., 433. Houses, 79. W. Hall is the seat of W. Peters, Esq.; and W. house , of W. Sankey, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of R. The church is partly Norman, but chiefly late perpendicular.

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: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester
Diocese: Rochester
Rural Deanery: Pre-1862 - Rochester, Post-1861 - Cobham
Poor Law Union: Malling
Hundred: Larkfield; Rochester Borough
Province: Canterbury