Dunton Green

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Coordinates: 51°17′47″N 0°10′18″E / 51.29648°N 0.17160°E / 51.29648; 0.17160

Dunton Green
Dunton Green is located in Kent
Dunton Green
Dunton Green
 Dunton Green shown within Kent
OS grid reference TQ515575
District Sevenoaks
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SEVENOAKS
Postcode district TN13, TN14
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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Dunton Green is a small village (forming a northern suburb of Sevenoaks) and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England, lying in the valley of the River Darent, three miles north of Sevenoaks. The original ecclesiastical parish of Dunton Green was part of Otford parish. The former parish church was dedicated to St John the Divine.

From at least the 17th century, Dunton Green was a centre for making bricks and tiles. In 1862 the Dunton Green Brick, Tile and Pottery Works was established: a large concern with clayholes or pits, kilns and an engine house. Whilst digging for clay many fossils were discovered.

Places of worship[edit]

St John the Divine's Church, the Anglican parish church, was designed by M.T. Potter and built in 1889–90 using local bricks. It was declared redundant in 1987 after congregations declined, and is now in commercial use.[1][2] Dunton Green Free Church opened in 1873 in a building which later became the Bethel Free Church, associated with the Assemblies of God Pentecostal denomination.[2][3] The Free Church moved to a new building on Station Road, opened in September 1937. Still with its original name, it remains open and is a member of the Congregational Federation.[2][4][5][6]

Transport[edit]

Dunton Green railway station provides frequent fast train services (25–40 minutes depending on time of day) to London Cannon Street, London Bridge, London Waterloo and London Charing Cross.

Otford station, with its regular 25 minute services to London Victoria, is a 5 minute drive away.

There are also regular bus services to central Sevenoaks and surrounding villages.

Leisure[edit]

Sevenoaks Information[7] provides a comprehensive What's On events diary for Dunton Green and the surrounding area.

Dunton Green Community Forum and events calendar.[8] Add your own event and discuss local news.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Church of England Statistics & Information: Lists (by diocese) of closed church buildings as at October 2012" (PDF). Church of England. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Homan 1984, p. 52.
  3. ^ "Places of Worship" (PDF). Sevenoaks District Council. 2009. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dunton Green". Congregational Federation. 2007. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Registered in accordance with the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (Number in Worship Register: 57988; Name: Dunton Green Free Church (Congregational); Address: Station Road, Dunton Green; Denomination: Congregationalists). Retrieved 11 November 2012. (Archived version of list)
  6. ^ "A Brief History of Dunton Green Free Church: Out of the mists of History". Dunton Green Free Church. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Sevenoaks Information
  8. ^ Dunton Green Information

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