OS Grid Reference: TQ6971
The 1841 population was 878

Administrative Units

Shorne fell within the Hundred of Shamwell. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was North Aylesford.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester.

Shorne included the hamlet of Merston or Mareston.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

Roman Catholic

  • St Katherine: Smith St.  14th century chapel, restored c1897 as a RC convent chapel.   Original registers from 1897.


  1. Wesleyan: Ridgeway.  (1838). No information on registers
  2. Methodist: The Street.  (1893). No information on registers


For project purposes this parish is covered by Kent FHS.

West Kent map