The village of Elmstone stands south-eastward from Stourmouth in the Kent countryside. Elmstone, called in Domesday, Ælvetone, and in other ancient records, Elmerstone. The parish of Elmstone is very small and peaceful place, having no village, and only six and a half houses in the parish. The half comes from one of the houses standing over the stream, one half of which is in this parish, and the other half in Preston. The un-dedicated church is Norman and was extended with the addition of a north aisle and NW tower in the thirteenth century.