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Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre,
Central Library, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent. DA6 7HJ Tel: 020 8836 7369

Bromley Library, Archives Section, High Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1EX
Tel: 0181 460 9955

Canterbury Local Studies Collection, Canterbury Library, 18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 2JF.
Tel: 01227 463608
Fax: 01227 768338
(Closed Monday and Tuesday mornings and all day on Wednesday)
Large collection of books and periodicals about Kent with particular emphasis on the Canterbury area. 18th and 19th Century poll books and City Electoral Registers for 1832 - 1915 and 1937 onwards. Original copies of some local newspapers and many on microfiche including the Kentish Gazette from 1768. Many maps and Canterbury and area Census Returns on Microfilm.

Folkestone Local Studies Centre, Folkestone Library, Grace Hill, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1HD.
Tel: 01303 575583

Greenwich Local History Centre, The Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Sq, London, SE18 4DX
Tel: 020 88542452 E-mail:

Hythe Town Council Offices, Stade Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 6BG
Tel: 01303 266152

Lewisham Local Studies Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SEI3 6LG.
Tel: 0181 297 0682

Medway Local Studies Centre
The main local studies resources are printed books, newspapers, maps, periodicals, directories, photographs and ephemera with some materials provided as microfiche, microfilms and CD Rom formats.
Further up-to-date information about the local studies collections is available by calling 01634 332714; email address

Sevenoaks Local Studies Library, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 ILQ.
Tel: 01732 452384

Sheerness Local Studies Library, 44 Trinity Road, Sheerness, Kent MEI2 2PF.
Tel: 01795 662618

Tonbridge Local Studies Library, Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge. Kent TN9 1TG.
Tel: 01732 352754

Tunbridge Wells Local Studies Library, Mount Pleasant Road, Tonbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1NS.
Tel: 01892 522352


Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7JU.
Tel: 0171 928 6222
Holds various Kent records. Information sheet sent on request.

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB.
Tel: 0171 332 3820
Fax: 0171 833 9316

Templeman Library, University of Kent at Canterbury. Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NU.
Tel: 01227 764000
Good section on Kent local history including a set of Archaeologia Cantiana. Also national newspapers on microfilm.

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