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Your Online Parish Clerk for Yalding is:  VACANT.  

Yalding is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of North Malling.  The church is named for St. Peter and St. Paul with registers commencing 1559.

Yalding, is 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 east of the Strood and Paddock Wood railway, and 5-1/2 miles southwest 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 with a savings banks and a money order office under Staplehurst, a rail station with telegraph, and fairs on Easter Tuesday, and 11 and 15 October.  Hops and fruit are largely grown.

The parish includes Collier Street hamlet, and comprises 5,804 acres.  Real property in 1860, £15,399.  Population in 1861, 2,706.  Houses, 509.  The property is much subdivided.

Court Lodge, Bowhill, Down House, and Kenward are chief residences.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £1,184 with a habitable glebe house.  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 £549 a year, a handsome national school of 1857 at Yalding, a national school at Collier Street, and charities £41.

The sub-district contains 5 parishes - Yalding, Nettlestead, Teston, West Farleigh and Hunton. Acres, 10,807.  Population in 1861, 4,882.  Houses, 928.

Collier Street, a place 3 miles west of Marden and 6 west-by-north of Staplehurst, in Kent.  It has a post office under Staplehurst.1

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


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