Kingston, Kent

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Coordinates: 51°13′09″N 1°08′48″E / 51.2193°N 1.1467°E / 51.2193; 1.1467

Kingston
Kingston is located in Kent
Kingston
Kingston
 Kingston shown within Kent
Area  5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Population 471 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density  92 /km2 (240 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TR198513
Civil parish Kingston
District City of Canterbury
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 Canterbury
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Kingston is a village and civil parish between Canterbury and Dover in Kent, South East England.

Geography[edit]

The village is centred 5 miles south east of the city centre of Canterbury on the edge of the North Downs in rolling hilly countryside that is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

History[edit]

The ‘Kingston Brooch’, an important piece of Anglo-Saxon jewelry dating from the 7th Century, was discovered in a Tumulus on Kingston Downs in 1771 by Rev’d. Brian Faussett who was Rector of Kingston. It is 8 cm in diameter, made of gold, with garnet, blue glass and shell settings. Now on display in the World Museum, Liverpool.

Religious sites[edit]

The local church, dedicated to Saint Giles, originated during the 11th century, and is now part of the Barham Downs group of churches. The walls of the nave and about two-thirds of the present chancel are thought to be original, the chancel being extended in the 13th century. The font is also said to date from the 13th Century.[2] The tower of a windmill stands some distance from the village.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. ^ Kingston, Canterbury