Oare shown within Kent
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|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Faversham and Mid-Kent|
Oare is a village and civil parish north of Davington, Faversham in southeast England. It is separated from Faversham by the Oare Creek. To the north of the village are the Oare Marshes, and the Harty Ferry which linked to Harty on the Isle of Sheppey. Kent Wildlife Trust manages a nature reserve that is an important stopping place for migatory birds.
The manor of Oare 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 Arnulf Kade who gave it to the Knights Hospitallers.
Oare Windmill, across the Oare boundary and in Faversham, is believed to date from about 1819. Originally a corn mill, after 1879 it was owned and operated by the Gun Powder Company as part of the Faversham area's explosives industry. During the First World War, the Mill was requisitioned by the government. In 1963, it was converted into a private home.
- Hasted, Edward (1799). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 6: 381–386. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- "Church of St Peter, Oare". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- "Three Mariners Inn, Oare". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- The Castle on Geograph
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