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.

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

For project purposes this parish is covered by Kent FHS.

Shorne Map North West Kent Family History Society

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Shorne, St Peter & St Paul

Church of England - Ancient Parish Church.

Original Registers

These date from 1538.

Transcript published by Rob Cottrell (Microfiche Ref. C13). See Thames & Medway Riverside Parish Register Publications.
St Peter & St Paul - Dec 1997
St Peter & St Paul Shorne North West Kent Family History Society

Roman Catholic

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


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