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Chillenden All Saints is an Ancient parish and parts of the church predate the Norman conquest.
The church was restored in 1871 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-177914-church-of-all-saints-goodnestone
+ British listed building].
See also [http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/VisRec/C/CHD/01.htm Kent Archaeology Society] and Hasted Survey 'Parishes: Chillenden', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 10 (1800), pp. 95-98 at [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63615
+ British History Online] and [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Chillenden + kent Churches website]
== Resources ==
==== Civil Registration ====
+ Eastry Registration District]<br>
Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.
==== Census records ====
+ Census returns for Chillenden 1841-1891]
FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through '''[[FHC Portal]]''' Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.<br>[[:Category:England Family History Centres]] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[[Introduction to Family History Centers]] to locate outside UK.<br>Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/ukicen Ancestry UK Census Collection]
+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]
==== Poor Law Unions ====