Newenden

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Coordinates: 51°01′03″N 0°37′02″E / 51.0174°N 0.6172°E / 51.0174; 0.6172

Newenden
Newenden is located in Kent
Newenden
Newenden
 Newenden shown within Kent
Area  4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Population 223 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density  53 /km2 (140 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ835275
Civil parish Newenden
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRANBROOK
Postcode district TN18
Dialling code 01797
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
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England
Kent

Newenden is a small village and civil parish in area and population in the Ashford District of Kent, England.

Geography[edit]

The village is clustered together along the south slope and at the foot of the end of a tall escarpment by the River Rother, four miles (6.4 km) south-east of Tenterden. The humpback bridge of 1736 has recently been repaired. As the land at the very edge of the parish and lowest points is marshy, the narrow hill escarpment itself is known locally as Frogs Hill.

History[edit]

Lossenham Friary was established northeast of the village in around 1242 but it was burnt down in 1275 and no remains are visible.

Amenities[edit]

The ancient parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter; it was restored in 1859. A large pub is marked in maps next to the river.

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