Sunday, September 10, 2023



Date:       Saturday 18th November 2023

Time:       10.00am - 4.00pm

Venue:     Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, ME7 1UR

The Place-Names Group of Kent Archaeological Society is delighted to announce its 2023 conference on Kent Names, which will be held at the Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham, on 18 November.

In line with previous Kent Names conferences, toponymy (the meaning and origins of names), takes centre stage, with supporting studies of the source materials for name study. There is gentle focus this year on north west Kent, with Paul Cullen speaking on the place-names of the Gillingham area, John Death the Anglo Saxon charter boundary of Meopham, and Nigel Price the Huguenot surnames of the Rochester area. The other papers will range more broadly. Abigail Lloyd introduces her research using GIS to interpret Kentish hill-names. James Lloyd discusses heraldic sources for names. And Linda Taylor considers the famous 1598 map of Kent by Philip Symondson. Finally, in his second paper, Paul will detect some patterns and attempt to solve some puzzles in Kentish surnames. Hopefully family historians, historical geographers and local historians, as well as those interested in toponymy, and anyone interested in Kent’s history and heritage, will enjoy our latest celebration of Kent names!

Tickets are £20 each and more details can be found via this EventBrite link:

10.00am - 4.00pm
Contact email
Mark Bateson
Event Location: Gillingham
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