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See [http:// www. nwkfhs.org .uk/ pemb_plc.htm+ Pembury North West Kent Family History Society] for the Parish church of St Peter and the chapel of ease the Upper church of St Peter and other places of worship. [Pembury Old Church St Peter]<br> The former workhouse for [[Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent]] at Pembury became a hospital in 1938 (Pembury County Hospital )and now houses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembury_Hospital+ Pembury Hospital Wikipedia]. <br> The chapel at Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-503025-chapel-at-pembury-hospital-pembury + British listed building] and is a surviving example of a dedicated former workhouse and later hospital chapel commemorating staff and with several original features from the 1860's gothic style construction and interior. <br>
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== Parish History ==
Pembury is a village and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembury
+ Pembury Wikipedia] It included the hamlets of Upper Green, Lower Green, Hawkwell, Bo-Peep and Romford, the modern settlements of Woodhill Park, Ridgeway and Beagleswood were developed in the 20th century.<br>
Pembury St Peter is an Ancient Parish with two Anglican churches both dedicated to St Peter and both parish churches.<br>
The Old Church of St Peter Old Church Road has been designated as a grade I listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-437937-old-church-of-st-peter-pembury
+ British listed building] See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Pembury+1 + Kent Churches website]<br>
The Upper church of Pembury St Peter, Hastings Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-437880-upper-church-of-st-peter-pembury
+ British listed building] dates from 1846-1847 as a chapel of ease later parish church. See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Pembury+2 + Kent Churches website]<br>
See Edward Hasted, ''The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent'': Volume 5 (1798), pp. 260-272. Date Accessed: 9 September 2013.
+ at British History Online]
== Resources ==
==== Civil Registration ====
+ Tonbridge Registration District]
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 Pembury 1841-1891]<br>
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]