Ivy-Church (St. George)
IVY-CHURCH (St. George), a parish, in the hundred of Martin-Pountney, union and liberty of Romney-Marsh, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 3 miles (N. W.) from New Romney; containing 180 inhabitants. It comprises 4450 acres, of which 4000 are pasture, and 450 arable. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's books at £44. 16. 8.; net income, £405; patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
This extract concerning the village of Ivychurch in Kent is taken from Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of 1848.
On this website you will find the beginnings of a One Place Study for Ivychurch in Kent. We have now begun to place a transcripts of various historical documents relating to the village online. The aim is to provide a free and easily accesible record of the history of the village and those people who have lived here throughout time.
The sources currently online include the graveyard survey and plan, parish registers and transcriptions of census records. There are also a variety of photographs of The Bell Inn kindly suplied by Vanda and Mark at the pub. Further resources and information will be added when time allows.
If you have any photographs of Ivychurch in times gone by and especially of gravestones copies would be gratefully received.
Many, many thanks are to extended to Christine Goulding for all her hard work in transcribing the census returns and parish registers! Thanks too to Jonathan Risby, Kathryn and Mark Robinson for their help with the graveyard survey.