OS Grid Reference: TQ5243
The 1841 population was 1,470

Administrative Units

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

Penshurst included the hamlet of Fordcombe.

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume VI (Sevenoaks Registration District).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

  1. St John the Baptist (Ancient Parish church) 
  2. Fordcombe, St Peter 


  • Congregational: Smarts Hill.  (1866-1970s). No information on registers


  • Wesleyan: Pound's Bridge.  (1852). No information on registers
West Kent map