Stockbury

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Stockbury
St Mary Magdalene, Stockbury, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 375113.jpg
St Mary Magdalene Church, Stockbury
Stockbury is located in Kent
Stockbury
Stockbury
Location within Kent
Population691 (2011 Census)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSITTINGBOURNE
Postcode districtME9
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°19′N 0°39′E / 51.317°N 0.650°E / 51.317; 0.650

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