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Find people in Canterbury

Are you looking for a telephone number in Canterbury? Enter their name in the search box above to get started.

Located in the district of Kent, Canterbury is one of the UK’s most historic cities and boasts a beautiful cathedral and winding streets. However, aside from its extensive heritage, Canterbury is a bustling, thriving city with a population of 43,432.

So, if you’re in search of someone in the city, you’re going to struggle if you rely on old fashioned methods. Luckily, White Pages’ people finding tools can help you to find the person you’re looking for at the click of a button.

The rest of this guide will provide you with information about Canterbury’s full electoral records and archives, to further assist you with your search.


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Canterbury Electoral Register Archives

There are two versions of the electoral register – the edited version and the full version. White Pages offers you access to over a decade’s worth of information from the edited version of the electoral register. However, it is possible to opt out of being included in this version. The full register, which can be viewed under supervision at designated official venues or at the British Library, is therefore a useful tool in a people search.

You can view Canterbury’s full electoral register at:

Council Offices
Military Road

The register is available during normal office hours.

Changes in City Boundaries

The City of Canterbury district was formed on 1 April 1974, when the existing City of Canterbury was merged with Whitstable and Herne Bay Urban Districts, and Bridge-Blean Rural District. Therefore if you’re looking for someone from an area prior to 1974, before it was part of the City of Canterbury, the records may not be held at the above address.

City of Canterbury Parishes

There are 26 parishes within the City of Canterbury. They are as follows:

  • Adisham
  • Barham
  • Bekesbourne with Patrixbourne
  • Bishopsbourne
  • Blean
  • Bridge
  • Chartham
  • Chestfield
  • Chislet
  • Fordwich: has town status
  • Hackington
  • Harbledown and Rough Common
  • Herne and Broomfield
  • Hoath
  • Ickham
  • Kingston
  • Littlebourne
  • Lower Hardres
  • Petham
  • Sturry
  • Thanington Without
  • Upper Hardres
  • Waltham
  • Westbere
  • Wickhambreaux
  • Womenswold

Entering one of these parishes may help to narrow down your search.

You can find more information on Canterbury’s local history at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone.