Chestfield

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Coordinates: 51°21′18″N 1°03′50″E / 51.355°N 1.064°E / 51.355; 1.064

Chestfield
Chestfield Barn.JPG
Chestfield Barn
Chestfield is located in Kent
Chestfield
Chestfield
 Chestfield shown within Kent
Population 2,915 [1]
OS grid reference TR132657
Civil parish Chestfield
District City of Canterbury
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WHITSTABLE
Postcode district CT5 3
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Canterbury
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Chestfield /ˈɛstfld/ is a village (and civil parish and with Swalecliffe a district council ward) in the Canterbury District of Kent, England. The parish is located a mile or so from the sea on the north coast of Kent, between the towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay. It is approximately five miles (8 km) north of Canterbury.

Chestfield & Swalecliffe railway station lies on the Chatham Main Line, which runs between Chestfield and Swalecliffe.

The Chestfield Barn originated as part of the Chestfield Manor in the 14th century, a possession of the half-brother of William the Conqueror, Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. It is believed that the Manor dates back to as early as 1084, particularly as it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the early part of the 20th century the barn was converted into a golf house by Abe Mitchell, to service the 700-acre (2.8 km2) golf course constructed in 1924 by George Reeves.

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  1. ^ National Statistics Census 2001

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