What Is A Bibliography?

A bibliography is a list of books - in this case books you might find useful in the study of Sittingbourne's local history. If you know of any books you'd like to add please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


General Local History Books & Publications

Gooder, E., Latin for Local History
The standard work for those wanting to learn medieval latin.
Hoskins, W., Fieldwork in Local History Waters, C., A Dictionary of Old Trades, Titles & Occupations
A very useful introduction into carrying out fieldwork.
Hoskins, W., The making of the English Landscape
A little dated but still a good starting point for local history and landscape studies.
Hull, Felix, Kentish maps and map-makers, 1590 - 1840
prepared for the Kent County Council by Felix Hull, County Archivist.
Ison, A., A secretary Hand ABC Book
Shows how each letter of the alphabet might appear within various words, very useful when transcribing some documents.
Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names
Contains descriptions of place names within a historical context and detailed analysis of how various words evolved, such as ton, den, bury etc.
Morris, J., A Latin Glossary for Family and Local Historians
Some very useful explanations of some Latin words you may come across in old documents.
Waters, C., A Dictionary of Old Trades, Titles & Occupations
A useful reference work for genealogists and local historians alike providing descriptions of old jobs one may find in documents, will etc.
Wrigley, E., & Schofield, R., The Population History of England 1541-1871
A monster of a book but a fascinating and useful one. Contains much information on all aspects of demographics and many other issues that affect people and places, such as disease, economy and even weather.





Place-specific History Books & Publications

Abbey, A., The HRGS Court Hall Project
Publisher: HRGS 2007

Abbey, A., The Manor of Frognal Within the Parish of Teynham
Publisher: Private 2002
Abbey, A., The Sittingbourne Anomaly: The Seventeenth Century Plague in Sittingbourne
Publisher: Private 2002
Available to view in the HRGS Library or to purchase here.
Brandon, P., & Short, B., The Southeast From AD 1000
Very useful book that considers a wide range of information about the region, well detailed without becoming bogged down. An excellent starting point for local history study in general.
Clancy, J., The Story of Sittingbourne and Milton Regis
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd; New Ed edition (6 Jan 2003)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0750929847
ISBN-13: 978-0750929844
Clancy, J., The Long Gone Cinemas of Swale
Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Mercia Cinema Society (Publications Group) (Mar 2003)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0946406545
ISBN-13: 978-0946406548
Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.6 x 0.6 cm
Clancy, J., Cinemas of the Medway Towns
Publisher: Mercia cinema soc. 2006
Clancy, J.(Ed.), The Story of Brenchley House
Publisher: H.R.G.S. 2006
Buy this book for just £3 here.
Clancy, J., Sittingbourne Town Trail
Publisher: Sittingbourne Society 2006
Clancy, J., Sittingbourne: A History
Publisher: Phillimore 2007
Chalklin, C., Seventeenth Century Kent
A must read book for those interested in the development of Kent's society and economy. An old book but incredibly useful.
Cordell, A., Lee, B., Lee, M., Sittingbourne: A Pictorial History
Publisher: Phillimore & Co, 1989
Everett, Alan, Continuity and Colonization: The Evolution of Kentish Settlement
Considers the evolution of settlement in Kent with a very interesting chapter on Milton and Sittingbourne.
Fosbraey, K., Fosbraey, A., Sittingbourne (Archive Photographs)
Publisher: The History Press
Date: 1995
Harington, D., Pearson, S., Rose, S., Kent Hearth Tax
A very useful work that not only provides transcribed copies of the various returns, but a detailed history of the tax and a study of the returns providing a unique view of the times.
Hasted, Edward, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent
Published between 1797 and 1801 dependent on the volume.
Available online at British History Online (Volume 6).
Jessup, F., Kent History Illustrated
A little dated and somewhat superseded by recent publications but still a useful and informative work worth a read. Considers many aspects of Kent history from geology to modern times.
Kent Archaeological Society, Kent Hundred Rolls
Available to download for free at Kent Archaeological Society.
Major, A., A New Dictionary of the Kent Dialect
Considers words once common in Kent and their meanings, a fascinating insight to an earlier time.
Mitchell, V., Smith, K., Sittingbourne to Ramsgate (Southern Main Lines)
Publisher: Middleton Press
Date: 1991
Parish, W.D., and Shaw, W.F., A Dictionary of the Kentish Dialect and Provincialisms in use in the county of Kent, (Lewes; Farncombe & Co., 1888)
Available to download and view for free at Kent Archaeological Society.
Robertson, Canon William Archibald Scott., Relics of Ancient Milton: a portion of a lecture ... in the Assembly Room, Milton on Thursday December 6th, 1877
Publisher: The Author
Date: c1877
Available to view at Sittingbourne Library, Reference Only. 942.23 MILT
Robertson, Canon William Archibald Scott., Sittingbourne During the Middle Ages A.D. 1200-1500
Publisher: Parrett
Date: 1877
Available to view at Sittingbourne Library, Reference Only. SITT 942.23
Sittingbourne Heritage Museum, The Inns and Pubs of Sittingbourne
Publisher: Sittingbourne Heritage Museum
Availabe from Sittingbourne Heritage Museum.
Swain, Eric., Sittingbourne In Old Photographs
Publisher: Sutton
Date: 1989

Winstanley, M., Life in Kent at the Turn of the Century
An every day history of working class issues using photographs, personal memories etc. covers such basic things as whelk fishing and brick making.