Iwade

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Iwade
Image of Woolpack Inn, Iwade
The Woolpack Inn, Iwade
Iwade is in Kent in England.
Iwade is in Kent in England.
Iwade
 Iwade shown within Kent
District Swale
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SITTINGBOURNE
Postcode district ME9
Dialling code 01795
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Coordinates: 51°22′34″N 0°43′41″E / 51.376°N 0.728°E / 51.376; 0.728

Iwade is a village 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the town of Sittingbourne in the English county of Kent. It lies on the old route of the A249 road to the Isle of Sheppey but was bypassed when the road was upgraded to a dual carriageway in 2006. Iwade is the nearest settlement to Swale railway station.

According to Edward Hasted, in 1798, the manor of Warde, was within the hundred of Teynham. It had sixteen houses, and about 60 or 70 inhabitants.[1]

Although small, Iwade has a primary school, nursery, health centre,[2] village hall, public house (The Woolpack)[3] and post office and village shop. The village church is dedicated to All Saints and is a Grade I listed building[4] It is within the diocese of Canterbury, and deanery of Sittingborne.[1]

The village also features the Sittingbourne Speedway track, which offers speedway training facilities for riders all over the country. It was the base of the speedway team Sittingbourne Crusaders who raced in the Conference League sporadically from 1995 until 2008.

In 2014, during the development of new homes, a henge was discovered.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hasted, Edward (1799). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 6: 203–206. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.mhiwade.co.uk/
  3. ^ The Woolpack
  4. ^ "Church of All Saints, Iwade". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

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