The 1841 population was 1,792
"Chislehurst is an extensive parish 3 miles east from Bromley, 11 south-east from London, .... in the lathe of Suttin-at-Hone, Hundred of Ruxley, and County court district of Bromley, situated on the high road from Bromley to the Crays. The historian and antiquary, Camden, chose this place for his retirement, and here he compiled his annals of Queen Elizabeth. In the park, attached to Camden House, may be seen that celebrated piece of architecture which is commonly styled the Lanthorn of Demosthenes, or choragic monument of Lysicrates. There are several other elegent seats in this neighbourhood, including those of Frognall, Lord Viscount Sydney's. The church is a fine structure, with spire and 6 bells, in the centre of the village, dedicated to St. Nicholas, with a monument to Sir Philip Warwick. ... Here are chapels for the Baptists and Wesleyans, and there are National and Infant schools. A pleasure fair is held here on the Wednesday and Thursday after Whit Sunday. .... The celebrated statesman Sir Francis Walsingham, was born at Chislehurst, and the great literary character, Prince Hoare, was buried here." 1852 directory.
Chislehurst fell within the Hundred of Ruxley. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Bromley.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, PCC 1846-57.
Chislehurst included part of the settlement of Sidcup.
See NWKFHS publications West Kent Sources and School Records for further information.
- 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).
Church and Chapels (pre 1910)
Chislehurst, St Nicholas
Ancient Parish Church
These date from 1558.
Transcript published by NWKFHS (Microfiche Ref. F38). See Parish Register Publications.
Transcript published by NWKFHS (Microfiche Ref. F38). See MI Publications.
St Nicholas - Sep 2005
Chislehurst, Annunciation, High St
Church built 1868-70; parish created 1875 from St Nicholas.
These date from 1870.
Annunciation - Sep 1999
Chislehurst, Christ Church, Lubbock Rd
Church built 1871-2; parish created 1905 from Chislehurst St Nicholas & St George Bickley.
These date from 1872.
Christ Church - Sep 2006
Sidcup, St John the Evangelist, Church Rd
Church built 1841-4, rebuilt 1899; parish created 1843 from Chislehurst St Nicholas.
These date from 1844.
St John the Evangelist - Sep 1999
Church of England cont.
- St John the Baptist: Mission church, Mill Place. Built 1886, closed 1938. No information on registers.
Roman Catholic: Chislehurst, St Mary, Hawkwood Lane
Church built 1854.
These date from 1855.
Transcript published by NWKFHS (Microfiche Ref. F26). See MI Publications.
St Mary - Sep 2006
Methodist: Chislehurst, Prince Imperial Rd