Yalding is an Ancient Parish in the county of Kent.

Other places in the parish include: Collier Street and Collier-Street.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1716

Separate registers exist for Collier Street

  • Parish registers: 1848
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Mereworth
  • East Peckham Holy Trinity
  • Hunton
  • West Farleigh
  • Tudeley
  • Marden
  • Brenchley
  • Nettlestead
  • Wateringbury
  • Horsmonden

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

YALDING, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Maidstone district, Kent. The village stands near the confluence of the rivers Medway, Beult, and Theyse, 1 mile E of the Strood and Paddock-Wood railway, and 5½ SW of Maidstone; was once a market-town; was desolated by the plague in 1510, 1603, 1609, and 1666; is subject to inundation, in wet seasons, by the rivers; enjoys advantages of navigation by barges on the Medway: and has a post-office under Staplehurst, a r. station with telegraph, and fairs on Easter Tuesday and 11 and 15 Oct. The parish includes Collier-Street hamlet, and comprises 5,804 acres. Real property, £15,399. Pop., 2,706. Houses, 509. The property is much sub-divided. Court Lodge, Bowhill, Down House, and Kenward are chief residences. Hops and fruit are largely grown. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £1,184. Patron, J. R. Warde, Esq. The church is ancient, cruciform, and good. The vicarage of St. Margaret, with a church at Collier-Street, is a separate benefice of the value of £100, in the patronage of the Rev. F. R. Chapman. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £59 a year, a handsome national school of 1857 at Yalding, a national school at Collier-Street, and charities £41. The subdistrict contains 5 parishes. Acres, 10,807. Pop., 4,882. Houses, 928.

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: Maidstone
Probate Court: Pre-1845 – Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Rochester, Post-1844 – Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Diocese: Pre-1845 – Rochester, Post-1844 – Canterbury
Rural Deanery: Pre-1864 – Malling, Post-1863 – North Malling
Poor Law Union: Maidstone
Hundred: Twyford
Province: Canterbury

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