Staplehurst, Kent

Historical Description

Staplehurst, a village and a parish in Kent. The village has a station on the S.E.R., 42 miles from London, and 9 SSE of Maidstone, and a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish comprises 5897 acres; population, 1818. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Iden Manor is the seat of the Hoare family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury; net value, £500 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church, which is a very fine structure, has been well restored, and contains some beautiful ancient iron work on the S door, and interesting monuments to the Hoare family, Usbornes, and others. There are Congregational and Baptist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Kent
Ecclesiastical parish Staplehurst All Saints
Hundred Cranbrooke
Lathe Scray
Poor Law union Maidstone

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Kent, 1619 is available on the Heraldry page, as is also The Visitation of Kent, 1663-68.