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Records for mid and south Kent are held at the Centre for Kentish Studies - see below for contact details

Records for north west Kent are held at the Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre - see below for contact details

Parish records for east Kent and records for the Canterbury area (City Council records, business records, etc) are held at the Canterbury Cathedral Archives - see below for contact details

Other records (school, local authority, estates, etc.) for east Kent are held at the East Kent Archives Centre - see below for contact details

Records for those former parts of Kent that are now within metropolitan London boroughs (i.e. within Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich or Lewisham) are held at the London Metropolitan Archives

   
   
   
  CENTRE FOR KENTISH STUDIES
  managed by Kent County Council
   
  Address Centre for Kentish Studies,
Sessions House,
County Hall,
Maidstone,
Kent,
ME14 1XQ
   
  Telephone

(01622) 694363

  Fax (01622) 694379
  E-Mail archives@kent.gov.uk
   
  Research £28 per hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information on location, services offered and archives held
    Home Page
    Opening Hours
    Sources Held - summary guide to main collections
    Research Services - guide to research services offered
    Visiting Guide - PDF document summarising facilties, booking, etc.
    Directions - PDF document with street map showing location of Centre
    plus
    Online Catalogue - free text online search of holdings (shared with the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and the East Kent Archives)
   
   
   
  EAST KENT ARCHIVES CENTRE
  managed by Kent County Council
   
  Address

East Kent Archives Centre
Enterprise Zone
Honeywood Road
Whitfield
Dover
CT16 3EH

   
  Telephone (01304) 829306
  E-Mail EastKentArchives@kent.gov.uk
   
  Research £7 per 15 mins; £28 for first hour; £24 for subsequent hours
  Services  
     
  Web Site Contains summary information on location, services offered and archives held
    Home Page
    Opening Hours
    Sources Held - summary guide to main collections
    Research Services - guide to research services offered
    Visiting Guide - none provided
    Directions - none provided
    plus
    Online Catalogue - free text online search of holdings (shared with the Centre for Kentish Studies and the Canterbury Cathedral Archives)
   
   
   
  MEDWAY ARCHIVES & LOCAL STUDIES CENTRE
  managed by Medway Council
   
  Address

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
Civic Centre
Strood
Rochester
Kent
ME2 4AU

   
  Telephone (01634) 332714
  Fax (01634) 297060
  E-Mail local.studies@medway.gov.uk
   
  Research No charge research service limited to maximum of 20 minutes
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains limited information about the record office and its archives
    Home Page
    Opening Hours
    Sources Held - brief summary list within Home Page of type of archives held
    Research Services - no details provided on web site
    Visiting Guide - brief guide within Home Page
    Directions - brief directions (no map) within Home Page
   
   
   
  CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL ARCHIVES
  managed jointly by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury and Kent County Council
   
  Address Canterbury Cathedral Archives
The Precincts
Canterbury
Kent,
CT1 2EH
   
  Telephone (01227) 865330
  Fax (01227) 865222
  E-Mail archives@canterbury-cathedral.org
   
  Research £28 per hour
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information about the record office and its archives
    Home Page
    Opening Hours
    Sources Held - brief summary guide to main collections
    Research Services - brief guide to services offered
    Visiting Guide - brief guide to booking facilties, use of CARN card, etc.
    Directions - street map of Canterbury (in PDF format); the archives are within the Catherdral precincts
    plus
    Online Catalogue - free text online search of holdings (shared with the Centre for Kentish Studies and the East Kent Archives)
   
   
   
 
This page last updated: 1 November 2006