Petham village hall
Petham shown within Kent
|Area||13.61 km2 (5.25 sq mi)|
|Population||708 (Civil Parish)|
|- Density||52 /km2 (130 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||City of Canterbury|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
The village church is All Saints, Petham and is Grade I listed. It was built in the 13th century but suffered from a fire in 1922 and had to be reconstructed. The village hall was rebuilt in the early 21st century next to Marble pond on relatively low meadows deemed unsuitable for housing and insurance.
Petham has rolling hills within its bounds, including ancient forested slopes and thatched medieval and Tudor period cottages.
It now incorporates Swarling to the north, which had "33.5" households in the Domesday Book, and is one of the type sites for British Iron Age Aylesford-Swarling pottery. The excavation, by J. P. Bushe-Fox, to publication took place in 1921-1925.
Garline Green, the village green with old style telephone box
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
- British listed buildings retrieved 20 July 2013
- Open Domesday, "Swarling"
- Cunliffe, Barry W., Iron Age Communities in Britain, Fourth Edition: An Account of England, Scotland and Wales from the Seventh Century BC, Until the Roman Conquest, near Figure 1.4, 2012 (4th edition), Routledge, google preview, with no page numbers
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