Kent Villages, Towns & Public Houses - History, Genealogy & Trade Directories
Pubs in Bapchild
Hempstead House, built by 1911. I am not sure what this was earlier called.
Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
BAPCHILD is a village, one mile east of Sittingbourne, 12 from Maidstone, and 12 from Rochester. The population in 1851 was 355. Here is a parish church, which is very ancient. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester; the Rev. J. Bucknor is the vicar. Westone is half a mile S.E.; Hempstead is a quarter of a mile N.E.; Radfield, one mile east, on Watling Street; Stone, half a mile north.
POST-OFFICE. - Henry Reeves, Postmaster. Letters received through Sittingbourne,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.
Bucknor, Rev. J.,. Vicar
Lake, William, Esq., Wood Street House
Gaseoyne, William, Esq., Bapchild Court
Champion, Samuel, baker
Dunk, James, baker
Foster, G., boot and shoe maker
Gascoyne, William, farmer, Morris Court
Hunt, Esther, draper, &c.
Knowler, James, Fox and Goose, and wheelwright
Lake, William, farmer, Radfield
Reeves, Henry, grocer and postmaster
Star, John, butcher
Topley, Nicholas, national schoolmaster
Topley, Mrs., mistress of the national school