Stockbury

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Stockbury is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone district of Kent, England. The population of the civil parish at the Census 2011 was 691.[1]

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.[2]

Most of the parish is on a valley (between Key Street, Sittingbourne and Detling Hill, Maidstone).[2]

On St. Mary Magdalen's day, July 22, there used to be a pedlars fair near the Three Squirrels public house.[3]

The parish church, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, is a Grade I listed building and the adjacent ringwork is a scheduled monument.[4][5] Listed in the Domesday Book.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "The Three Squirrels Pub, Stockbury". www.geograph.org.uk. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary Magdalene (1086193)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Ringworks and baileys at Church Farm (1009949)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Stockbury at Wikimedia Commons


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