Swanscombe

OS Grid Reference: TQ5974
The 1841 population was 1,703

Administrative Units

Swanscombe fell within the Hundred of Axtane. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Dartford.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester.

Swanscombe included the Thameside village of Greenhithe.

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

Swanscombe Map North West Kent Family History Society

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index and Page Images published on CD-Rom as part of CD8 (Dartford Registration District).
  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume V (Dartford Registration District).
  • 1891 Transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD3 (Dartford Registration District).


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

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Swanscombe, St Peter & St Paul

Church of England - Ancient Parish Church

Original Registers

These date from 1559.

Transcript published by Rob Cottrell (Microfiche Ref. C25, C47). See Thames & Medway Riverside Parish Register Publications.

Images published by NWKFHS (CD-Rom Ref. OR39) See Parish Register Publications.
St Peter & St Paul - Sep 1999
St Peter & St Paul Swanscombe North West Kent Family History Society

Greenhithe, St Mary, London Rd

Church built 1855-6; parish created 1857 from Swanscombe Sts Peter & Paul.

Original Registers

These date from 1857.

Transcript published by Rob Cottrell (Microfiche Ref. C23). See Thames & Medway Riverside Parish Register Publications.

Images published by NWKFHS (CD-Rom Ref. OR43). See Parish Register Publications.
St Mary
St Mary Greenhithe Swanscombe North West Kent Family History Society

Swanscombe, All Saints, Galley Hill

Church built 1893, succeeding iron church (1882); declared redundant 1971; parish created 1883 from Swanscombe Sts Peter & Paul.

Original Registers

These date from 1884.

Transcript published by Rob Cottrell (Microfiche Ref. C62). See Thames & Medway Riverside Parish Register Publications.

Images published by NWKFHS (CD- Rom Ref. OR42). See Parish Register Publications.
All Saints - Sep 1999
All Saints Swanscombe North West Kent Family History Society

Roman Catholic

  • Greenhithe, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: High St. (1859) Church (re?)built 1874, demolished 1973. Original registers from 1866.

Independent/Congregational

  • Congregational: High St, Greenhithe. (1819). No information on registers.
  • Congregational: Ingress Vale, Knockhall Lane, Greenhithe. (1860). No information on registers.

Wesleyan/Methodist

  • Wesleyan: Avenue Rd, Greenhithe. (1836). No information on registers.
  • Wesleyan: Galley hill. (1884). No information on registers.
  • Methodist: Milton Rd. (1888). Original registers from 1888.