OS Grid Reference: TQ7576
The 1841 population was 144

Administrative Units

Cooling fell within the Hundred of Shamwell. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Hoo.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester.
United with Cliffe-at-Hoo parish in 1958.

See NWKFHS publications West Kent Sources and School Records for further information.

For project purposes this parish is covered by Kent FHS.

Cooling Kent Map North West Kent Family History Society

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Cooling, St James

Ancient Parish Church

Original Registers

These date from 1707.

St James - Apr 1998
St James Cooling North West Kent Family History Society


  • Wesleyan: Methodist Chapel, Spendiff. (1889). No information on registers.