Sundridge with Ide Hill

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Sundridge with Ide Hill
View to Oast House at Rondavel, Sundridge Road, Ide Hill, Kent - - 1296716.jpg
View to Oast House at Rondavel, Sundridge Road, Ide Hill.
Sundridge with Ide Hill is located in Kent
Sundridge with Ide Hill
Sundridge with Ide Hill
Sundridge with Ide Hill shown within Kent
Population 1,877 2011 Census
Civil parish
  • Sundridge with Ide Hill
Shire county
  • Kent
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
KentCoordinates: 51°09′51″N 0°04′26″E / 51.1642°N 0.0739°E / 51.1642; 0.0739
Occupational structure for Sundridge with Ide Hill in 1881.

Sundridge and Ide Hill is a civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. It is located in the Darenth valley and lies between Sevenoaks and Westerham. The parish contains the villages of Sundridge and Ide Hill and the hamlet of Goathurst Common. It lies within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within London’s Metropolitan Green Belt.

The parish, created in 1894, is one of the oldest in the country. Between the two villages is Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property.

It is approximately 32 miles south of London.

In 1872, Sundridge with Ide Hill was described as "a village and a parish in Sevenoaks district, Kent. The village stands 3¼ miles WSW of Sevenoaks r. station; has a post-office under Sevenoaks; and gives the title of Baron to the Duke of Argyle".[1]

"According to the 2011 census the total population of the parish was 1,877. Of that total, there were 917 males and 960 females living in the parish".[2]



The population of the parish has seen large changes since monitoring of the population began back in 1801. In 1801, they were 373 males and 342 females living in the parish. The population steadily grew over the 19th and 20th century where it peaked in 1960 with 1,035 males and 1,213 females living in the parish, a total population of 2,248.[3] Since the 1960s, the total population has began to gradually decline and the latest population figures from the 2011 census show that the parish has a population of 1,877, a 16% decrease from the peak population in 1960.

Total Population of Sundridge with Ide Hill from 1801 to 2011.


In 1881, the occupational structure for males in the parish was dominated by the Agricultural sector which was similar to many parishes across the country during this time period. Just under half of the 441 working men in the parish worked in the agriculture sector with a total of 183 in the sector which was no doubt the dominant industry at the time. The 2nd largest male occupation was those that worked in the General or Unspecified Commodities industry which was also closely linked to the Agriculture sector which suggests that the Agriculture industry was indirectly linked to over half of Male Occupations in 1881.  The female occupational structure was of a stark contrast to the males in 1881. Women in the UK in the 19th century were prevented from working in certain occupations such as agriculture and substance services. Of the entire 403 working women, 226 women were listed as having unknown occupations which suggests they were either unemployed or only undertook smaller, unlisted jobs. Domestic Services or Offices was the largest listed female industry in the parish and 103 women worked in this industry[4]


  1. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870–72). Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A. Fullerton & Co. 
  2. ^ "Sundridge with Ide Hill: Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics.". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. March 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sundridge CP/AP through time | Population Statistics | Males and Females". Vision of Britain. GB Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Industry Statistics | Occupation data classified into the 24 1881 plus sex". GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Sundridge. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 

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51°16′42″N 0°07′39″E / 51.2783°N 0.1275°E / 51.2783; 0.1275