Smeeth

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To be distinguished from low-lying fields in Suffolk in Lakenheath of the same name.

Coordinates: 51°07′08″N 0°57′42″E / 51.1189°N 0.9616°E / 51.1189; 0.9616

Smeeth
Smeeth is located in Kent
Smeeth
Smeeth
 Smeeth shown within Kent
Area  8.29 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Population 924 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density  111 /km2 (290 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TR072397
Civil parish Smeeth
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHFORD
Postcode district TN25
Dialling code 01303
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
List of places
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Smeeth is a mostly agricultural land use village and civil parish, centred 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Ashford in the Ashford Borough of Kent, England.

Geography[edit]

Smeeth is a small village in population near Mersham Hatch Park on the A20 road from Ashford to Folkestone.

The church of St. Mary contains some Norman work such as the south doorway, tower archways and chancel.[2]

Three east-west routes pass quite near to the middle of the parish and are aligned east-west: the M20 motorway, a county-level single carriageway road and High Speed 1. Most of the development is residential and all of the neighbourhoods are north of the motorway. The parish has many headwaters to the East Stour which bounds Smeeth to its south. The far northern borders are contiguous with Brabourne Lees and link into its main 'village street' directly; this is also where most of the buffer land is woodland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ Ashford Borough Council

External links[edit]

Media related to Smeeth at Wikimedia Commons