Great Chart

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Coordinates: 51°08′27″N 0°50′14″E / 51.1409°N 0.8372°E / 51.1409; 0.8372

Great Chart
Great Chart is located in Kent
Great Chart
Great Chart
 Great Chart shown within Kent
Area  13.31 km2 (5.14 sq mi)
Population 6,801 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density  511 /km2 (1,320 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ983422
Civil parish Great Chart with Singleton
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN23
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
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Great Chart is a village in civil parish of Great Chart with Singleton in the Ashford Borough of Kent, England. The parish is split between the ancient village of Great Chart and the modern Singleton neighbourhood on the western outskirts of Ashford. The village centre of Great Chart is 2 miles (3.2 km) from the town centre.

Description[edit]

Most of the land is agricultural and the north-east quarter contains most of the housing in alike construction 20th and 21st century neighbourhoods. A cluster of listed buildings is in the old centre of Great Chart. The area drains via many streams and underwater drainage to the West Stour along the northern boundary before its merger into the Great Stour in Ashford.[2]

Amenities[edit]

Great Chart has two pubs: A free-house The Swan and Dog and an Enterprise leased The Hoodener's Horse.

A cricket club with competing elevens (XIs), including colts sides have a ground and pavilion in the village.

The medieval parish church is of an ecclesiastical parish on the same boundaries and is dedicated to St Mary; its community in Singleton is larger than that in the church at meetings in the village hall.

Cross-village sports clubs, gardening clubs and social circles cover the area.

Former residents[edit]

Victoria Cross recipient Major William Leet died in Great Chart.

Transport[edit]

A short taxi ride or bus journey connects the borough with international rail, with Ashford International railway station in the nearest town centre.

The civil parish is bisected by numerous footpaths and one A road, which veers from heading south into a western direction, the A28 road, which is not dual carriageway. A straight, relatively low speed, railway line marks off the north quarter the parish. The M20 motorway is immediately to the north of the area's boundary.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ OS Map with Listed Buildings and Parks marked