Eltham

OS Grid Reference: TQ4274
The 1841 population was 2,310

Administrative Units

Eltham fell within the Hundred of Blackheath. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Lewisham.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, PCC 1846-57.

Eltham included the hamlet of Mottingham (separate civil parish 1866) and part of Shooters Hill.

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

Eltham Map North West Kent Family History Society

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume IV (Lewisham Registration District).
  • 1891 Transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD4 (Lewisham Registration District).


For ordering details see Census CD-ROMs on the Publication List page.

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Eltham, St John the Baptist

Church of England - Ancient Parish Church

Rebuilt 1875.

Original Registers

These date from 1583.
St John the Baptist - Dec 1997
St John the Baptist Eltham North West Kent Family History Society

Eltham, Holy Trinity, Southend Crescent

Church built 1868-9; parish created 1868 from Eltham St John.

Original Registers

These date from 1868.
Holy Trinity - Oct 2006
Holy Trinity Eltham North West Kent Family History Society

Mottingham, St Andrew, Court Rd

Church built 1878-9; parish created 1884 from Eltham St John.

Original Registers

These date from 1884.
St Andrew - Oct 2006
St Andrew Mottingham North West Kent Family History Society

New Eltham, All Saints, Bercta Rd (off Foots Cray Rd)

Church built 1894-8, succeeding 1884 tin mission in Foots cray Rd; parish created 1929 from Eltham Holy Trinity.
All Saints - Oct 2006
All Saints Eltham North West Kent Family History Society

Church of England cont.

  • Shooters Hill, Christ Church: Church built 1855-6; parish created 1865 from Plumstead, Eltham, Woolwich. Original registers from 1856.
  • St Peter: Courtland Ave. Church built 1870-1, closed 1937, demolished 1961. Parish created 1871 from Eltham St John, united 1960 with Lee The Good Shepherd. Original registers from 1871.

Roman Catholic

  • St Mary: High St. Church built 1890, superseded by Christchurch 1912. Original registers from 1871.

Independent/Congregational

  • Congregational: High St. (1839). No information on registers.
  • Congregational: Mission, Foots Cray Rd, New Eltham. (1875-1930). No information on registers.
  • Congregational: Well Hall Rd. (1867-1935 demolished). No information on registers.

Wesleyan: Mottingham, Mottingham Rd

Built 1883, now Mottingham Methodist Church.
Oct 2006
Wesleyan Methodist Mottingham North West Kent Family History Society

Other

  • Bible Christian: Elizabeth Terrace. (1841-81). No information on registers.
  • Bible Christian: Park Place. (1881-c.1961). No information on registers.