The parish of Nonington, often spelt Nonnington, is in East Kent. It lies some two miles or so to the north-east of the A2 approximately mid-way between Dover and Canterbury. Sandwich is some seven miles to the north-east and Deal is about ten miles or so to the east. The original parish measured roughly three miles by three miles, some 4,000 acres in all, but was divided into the separate parishes of Nonington and Aylesham in 1951. This site is mainly concerned with the original parish up until this division and with the subsequent parish of Nonington thereafter. The origins and history of Snowdown Colliery and the mining village of Aylesham and its people are well recorded on other websites and is therefore not covered in any great detail by this site at present.
To visit Nonington’s historical places use the Google Earth map below and see how they look to-day.
For information from the parish register on births, deaths & marriages, and census records go to:
Transcriptions of parish documents dating from the 16th century onwards can be found at:
To find out what’s going on in present day visit:
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