Luddenham, Kent

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Coordinates: 51°19′57″N 0°51′33″E / 51.3325°N 0.8593°E / 51.3325; 0.8593

Luddenham
Luddenham is located in Kent
Luddenham
Luddenham
 Luddenham shown within Kent
Population 40 
District Swale
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Faversham
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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Luddenham is a widespread hamlet or small village north-west of Faversham in Kent, England, with many long distance views across The Swale and the Isle of Sheppey. It is on the edge of Luddenham Marshes and is also home of Luddenham School.[1] Oare Gunpowder Works are on the edge of the village.[2] It had, according to Edward Hasted in 1798, 396 acres of low flat arable land and 200 acres of meadow and pasture. But half of those are marsh lands.[3]

It was once called Cildresham, at the time of the Domesday survey.[3]

The Manor of Cildresham belonged to Odo, Earl of Kent, (as the Bishop of Bayeux) and was noted so in the Domesday Book. After Odo's trial for fraud, the manor then passed to the Fulbert de Dover (of Chilham) who helped the King defend Dover Castle.[3]

Luddenham Court Farm

Then William de Luddenham became owner the Manor of Luddenham in 1212 and during the reign of Henry III, it passed to Sir Roger de Northwood.[3]

It has the Grade I listed Church of St Mary,[4] beside the Grade II listed Luddenham Court (built in the 15th century).[5]

Also within the scattered hamlet, is the Nash estate.[3] Which still survives as the grade II listed Nash's Farmhouse.[6]

It used to have one of the most remote pubs in the area, The Mounted Rifleman, which closed in the early 1990s.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.luddenham.kent.sch.uk/
  2. ^ http://www.gunpowderworks.co.uk
  3. ^ a b c d e Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 6: 386–393. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Church of St Mary, Luddenham". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Luddenham Court, Luddenham". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nash's Farmhouse, Luddenham". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Mounted Rifleman". 1 January 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

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