OS Grid Reference: TQ4666
The 1841 population was 907

Administrative Units

Orpington fell within the Hundred of Ruxley. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Bromley.
Probate Jurisdiction was Shoreham to 1845, PCC 1846-57.

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index and Page Images published on CD-Rom as part of CD7 (Bromley Registration District).
  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume I (Bromley Registration District).
  • 1891 Transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD2 (Bromley Registration District).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

  1. All Saints (Ancient Parish church) 
  2. St Andrew Lower Rd.
  3. St Paul: Crofton Rd.  Church built 1887 as chapel-of-ease, superseded by new building (1958). No information on registers

Roman Catholic

  • Holy Innocents: Strickland Way.  Original registers from 1894.

    Parish Register transcript published by NWKFHS (Microfiche Ref. F7) See Parish Register Publications.


  • Baptist: Bethesda chapel.  Built 1817, moved to Ayncombe Angle 1848, now Tower Rd. No information on registers
West Kent map