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Stockbury is a village near the town of Sittingbourne in Kent, England and is within the Maidstone Borough Council area.

In 1800, Edward Hasted noted, it was called in the Domesday survey, Stochingeberge, inlater records, Stockesburie, and then Stockbury. Most of the parish was within the hundred of Eyhorne and a division of West Kent.[1]

Most of the parish is on a valley (between Key Street, Sittingbourne and Detling Hill, Maidstone).[1]

On St. Mary Magdalen's day, July 22, there used to be a pedlars fair near the Three Squirrels public house.[2]

The parish church, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, is a Grade I listed building and the adjacent ringwork is a scheduled monument.[3][4] Listed in the Domesday Book.


  1. ^ a b Hasted, Edward (1800). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 5: 572–585. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Three Squirrels Pub, Stockbury". 9 December 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary Magdalene (1086193)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Ringworks and baileys at Church Farm (1009949)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 

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Media related to Stockbury at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°19′N 0°39′E / 51.317°N 0.650°E / 51.317; 0.650