Downe

OS Grid Reference: TQ4361
The 1841 population was 444

Administrative Units

Downe 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.

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

Downe Map North West Kent Family History Society

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 CD-ROMs on the Publication List page.

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Downe, St Mary the Virgin

Church of England - Ancient Parish Church

Original Registers

These date from 1538.
St Mary the Virgin - ... 1989
St Mary the Virgin Downe North West Kent Family History Society