A View of the Parish

Sattelite image of Monkton, Kent, England
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1881 Ordnance survey map of Monkton with link to modern ordnance survey map
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Statistical Summary

Acres:  2,346 (as of 1921 the civil parish contained 2,370 acres)
OS co-ordinates:  TR279652
Latitude:  51:20.4420N
Longitude:  1:16.2808E

Parish Church:  St. Mary Magdelene
Registers commence:  1700 original parish registers
Other Denominations:
  Monday - St. Nicholas at Wade
  Wednesday - Ramsgate
  Thursday - Sarre
  Friday - Minster
  Saturday - Monkton, Margate &

  Palm Monday - Minster
  30 May - Acol
  13 July - Minster
  22 July - Monkton
  10 Aug - St. Lawrence
  8 Sep - St. Nicholas at Wade
  14 Oct - Sarre

Newspapers:  weekly at Ramsgate
Electoral Place:  Ramsgate
  Petty Sessions and County Courts -
  Margate and Ramsgate

Jails:  at St. Clement's, Sandwich

  Royal National at Westgate

Registration District:  Thanet
Poor Law Union:  Thanet 1835-1930
Workhouse:  Minster, Thanet Diocese:  Canterbury
Archdeaconry:  Canterbury
Deanery:  Westbere
   pre-1859 - Archdeaconry Court of        Canterbury
   post-1858 - Principal Probate Registry
Lathe:  St. Augustine
Hundred:  Ringslow
Houses:  83.1
Parishes within 6 mile radius:
  Acol, Ash (Sandwich), Birchington Chislet, Elmstone, Margate, Minster in Thanet, Preston (Ash and Wingham), Monkton, Reculver, Sandwich (Sts Clement, Mary and Peter), Sarre, St Nicholas at Wade, Stonar, Stourmouth, Thanet St Lawrence, Thanet St. Peter
Greenwood map of Monkton as it existed in 1801
Mudge's Map of 1801. Click map for larger image.

Domesday Reference:
   Monocstune: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. 2 churches, fishery, salt-house.

Principal landholder:
   Archbishop of Canterbury


Monkton is a village and a parish in Thanet District, Kent.  The village stands near the Canterbury and Monkton railway, 1-1/4 miles north of the river Stour, 2 miles west-north-west of Minster rail station, and 6-1/2 miles west of Monkton;  was once a market town;  is a scattered place;  and has a post office under Monkton, and fairs on 22 July and 11 October.  The parish comprises 2,346 acres.  Real property in 1860, £5,556.  Population in 1861, 374.  Houses, 83.  The property is divided among a few.

The manor was given in 916, by Queen Ediva, to Christ Church, Canterbury, "to feed the monks".  A fishery and a saltern were here at Domesday.

The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacies of Birchington and Acol, in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £670 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The church is ancient but good, with a tower;  includes fragments of all architectural periods;  appears, from exterior arches in the north wall, to have once been larger than now;  and contains a very fine brass of a priest of 1450.

The ecclesiastical parish of the same name as at the 1921 census was coextensive with the civil parish.3


There is a national school here.1


There are charities of £20.1

1John Marius Wilson, comp.  The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales. (London, England: A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).

2Edward Hasted, ed. and comp.  The town and parish of Monkton: Town and manors, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 260-307.

3William Page, 1861-1934, ed.  The Victoria County History of Kent, vol. 3, p. 359.(London, England: The St. Catherine Press, Stamford Street, Waterloo, S.E., 1932).



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Location of Records

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Church Registers


  • 1801-1831

  • 1841

  • 1851

  • 1861

  • 1871

  • 1881

  • 1891

  • 1901

Parish Chest

  • Settlement Certificates
  • Removal Orders
  • Bastardy Examinations
  • Parish-assisted Immigrants
  • Churchwarden's Accounts
  • Overseer's Accounts
  • Surveyor's Accounts
  • Workhouse Records
  • Pew Rents
  • Donors' Rolls
  • Vestry Minutes
  • Bishops' Visitations
  • Parish Magazines
  • Parish Histories

Total Population3

1801   -   300
1811   -   332
1821   -   348
1831   -   376
1841   -   402
1851   -   388
1861   -   374
1871   -   397
1881   -   372
1891   -   413
1901   -   409
1911   -   385
1921   -   420

Monkton Distance to

London 60.5 mi.
Canterbury 10.0 mi.
Ashford 22.5 mi.
Bromley 54.7 mi.
Chatham 32.3 mi.
Cranbrook 36.4 mi.
Dartford 47.5 mi.
Deptford 57.6 mi.
Dover 15.0 mi.
Faversham 17.0 mi.
Folkestone 18.5 mi.
Gravesend 39.5 mi.
Greenwich 55.8 mi.
Hythe 20.6 mi.
Maidstone 32.9 mi.
Margate 5.3 mi.
Milton Regis 23.6 mi.
Queenborough 23.4 mi.
Rochester 34.8 mi.
Sandwich 5.3 mi.
Sheerness 23.8 mi.
Tenterden 31.8 mi.
Tunbridge Wells 46.4 mi.
Woolwich 53.5 mi.


Municipal & Public Records

  • Public Officials
  • Electoral Rolls

Wills & Estate Records

  • AD index 1448-1857
  • CC index 1448-1857
  • PCC 1338-1858
  • PPR 1858-1925
  • Depositions

Court Records

  • Quarter Sessions
  • Transportations
  • Tithe Apportionment c1830s
  • Protestation Rolls c1641-1643
  • Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy 1662
  • Oaths of Allegiance c1720s

Military Records

Land Records
& Maps

Tax Lists

  • Poll Tax
  • Hearth Tax
  • Window Tax
  • Hair Powder Tax
  • Land Tax Assessments 1780-1831
  • Land Tax Assessments 1799-1805

Other Records

  • Apprenticeships
  • Immigration
  • School Records
  • Notable Events
  • Nefarious Activities
  • Visitation, 1612

Village Resources

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