Newington shown within Kent
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Newington is a village in Kent, England on the A2 road (originally a Roman road) between Rainham to the west and Sittingbourne to the east. The local district council is Swale. Newington acquired its name (Neweton) in Saxon times meaning 'New Town' built on an old one. The original town was probably Roman and possibly the site of the lost Roman station Durolevum. The remains of a Roman villa were discovered at Boxted Farm, Newington in 1882.
St. Mary the Virgin Church is an impressive aspect of the town with a long history. It was built sometime between 1163 and 1177 by Richard de Lucy, with additions being made in the 13th and 14th century. The church was to eventually become the property of Henry VIII who gave it to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College in 1531. The patron today is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Don Potter, a 20th-century sculptor and potter, was born in Newington.
- David Hendry
- Gail Woodall, interior designer, lives in Newington.
- Judy Aldrick, journalist and author, lives in Newington.
- Thelma Dudley, a Newington resident published an illustrated history of the village 'Newington: Times Past' in 2002.
Newington has a very successful and popular cricket club. Members of the Medway Sunday League, they field two Sunday XI's that play home games at either Bobbing Court (just off Rook Lane) or at Upchurch Cricket Club. Read about their latest triumphs via the club website.
The parish council organises the village's St George's Day fete and music festival at the primary school on a Saturday close to the saint's day. It includes the annual inter-pub tug-of-war tournament.
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- Newington - a unique cricket club - the club badge is 3 golden ducks.