Crundale, Kent

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Coordinates: 51°12′N 0°58′E / 51.20°N 0.97°E / 51.20; 0.97

Crundale
Crundale is located in Kent
Crundale
Crundale
 Crundale shown within Kent
Area  6.39 km2 (2.47 sq mi)
Population 186 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density  29 /km2 (75 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TR076493
Civil parish Crundale
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CANTERBURY
Postcode district CT4
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
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Crundale is a mostly rural village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent in southeast England. The village covers a section of one of the dual escarpments of the North Downs at this point, about halfway between Ashford and Canterbury.

Geography[edit]

About a quarter of the village is woodland, and barring its western side which slopes steeply to the Great Stour, which is at 28 metres above sea level, most of the rest of its land is at more than 80 metres above Ordnance Datum.

Amenities[edit]

The community living in the civil parish is relatively small - many of its activities are shared with the neighbouring parish of Godmersham.

The early Norman parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Blessed Virgin and is a building listed in the highest category of the national system, at Grade I.[2] It is on the escarpment of the Crundale Downs, a less eroded top layer of the escarpment, making it higher, about half a mile southeast of the village mainstay which is made up of dual clusters very close to each other and connected by road and by separate footpath.[3]

The tombs of Juliana Hervey and Rev. Francis Paine are separately listed.

Recreation[edit]

A national trail footpath runs north-south through the civil parish, linking to Canterbury and to Ashford.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ Church to St Mary English Heritage. "Details from listed building database (1299607)". National Heritage List for England. 
  3. ^ a b Outline civil parish map Neighbourhood Statistics. The Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2013-05-12.

External links[edit]

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