Sevington

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This article is about the village in Kent. For the hamlet in Wiltshire, see Grittleton.

Coordinates: 51°07′41″N 0°54′29″E / 51.128°N 0.908°E / 51.128; 0.908

Sevington
Sevington is located in Kent
Sevington
Sevington
 Sevington shown within Kent
Area  0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population 310 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density  408 /km2 (1,060 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TR0340
Civil parish Sevington
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN24
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
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Sevington is a contiguous suburb of Ashford, Kent in England. It is mostly business/market use and was once a very small rural village so keeps a community civil parish council for its few suburban streets.

Geography and economy[edit]

Much of Sevington's small tract of land is covered by Ashford business park areas which are connected with Ashford by post town status and by its road network - linking them closely with Ashford.

At the start of the 21st century many changes took place in Sevington due to the building of the Orbital Business Park including the Ashford livestock market.

The village/suburb of Willesborough bounds Sevington (along its long north-west border), the new Finberry neighbourhood is to the south in Mersham but with its own amenities. High Speed 1, adjoining the ordinary railway, passes through the parish.

History[edit]

The geographically small village is recorded in the Domesday Book and St Mary's Church, a Norman church was altered about 1200 and in the 14th century, it is cut off from the village by the building of the Southern Orbital road.[2] It had a population of about 113 in 1872.[3]

Sevington on the Southeastern Main Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ KentParishes.gov.uk
  3. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales john Marius Wilson (1872).

External links[edit]

Media related to Sevington at Wikimedia Commons