Stone in Oxney

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Coordinates: 51°01′00″N 0°45′55″E / 51.0167°N 0.7654°E / 51.0167; 0.7654

Stone in Oxney
Stone in Oxney is located in Kent
Stone in Oxney
Stone in Oxney
 Stone in Oxney shown within Kent
Population 392 [1] (Parish)
OS grid reference TQ939278
Civil parish Stone-cum-Ebony
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TONBRIDGE
Postcode district TN30
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
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Stone in Oxney is a village south of Ashford in Kent, South East England, in the civil parish of Stone-cum-Ebony near Appledore.

The village is 11 miles (18 km) south east of Tenterden, and stands in a position on the eastern side of the Isle of Oxney. The stone that gives the village its name is preserved in the village church, and is of Roman origin.[2] Often thought to be an altar of Mithras, it in fact depicts Apis.[3]

The Saxon Shore Way, a long distance walking route tracing the old Saxon shoreline, passes through the parish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashford Borough Council Census 2001
  2. ^ Village Net
  3. ^ The Roman cult of Mithras.