Wychling, Kent Family History Guide

Wychling is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Alternative names: Wichling, Witchling

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1564

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Milstead
  • Charing
  • Otterden
  • Newnham
  • Lenham
  • Doddington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITCHLING, or Wychling, a parish in Hollingbourn district, Kent; 5½ miles S by E of Sittingbourne r. station. Post town, Sittingbourne. Acres, 1,309. Real property, £1,287. Pop., 147. Houses, 35. The manor belongs to Sir E. Filmer. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £300. Patron, H. M. Stockdale, Esq. The church is ancient.

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: Hollingbourne
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Pre-1891 - Sittingbourne, Post-1890 - Sutton
Poor Law Union: Hollingbourne
Hundred: Eyhorne
Province: Canterbury