Sutton-at-Hone

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Coordinates: 51°24′33″N 0°14′05″E / 51.409230°N 0.234680°E / 51.409230; 0.234680

Sutton-at-Hone
Sutton-at-Hone is located in Kent
Sutton-at-Hone
Sutton-at-Hone
 Sutton-at-Hone shown within Kent
Civil parish Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley
District Dartford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DARTFORD
Postcode district DA4
Dialling code 01322
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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Sutton-at-Hone is a village in the borough of Dartford in Kent, England. It is located on the River Darent, just over two miles south of Dartford, and adjoins the village of South Darenth in the Sevenoaks District.

History[edit]

Sutton-at-Hone has a long history. A commandery of the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem was established in Sutton-at-Hone in 1199, and is now the National Trust property St. John's Jerusalem. The property is partly open to the public (on Wednesday afternoons, April–October) including the 13th century chapel of the Knights Hospitallers and a garden moated by the River Darent.The church of St John the Baptist was in existence by 1077. It was rebuilt in the 14th century, and substantially rebuilt after a fire in 1615, reputedly caused by a gun being fired at a bird. The parish of Sutton at Hone belonged to Axstane Hundred and its successor Dartford Rural District. The chapelry of Swanley in the parish was formed into a separate parish of Swanley in 1955.

Sport[edit]

Sutton-at-Hone has a non-League football club Sutton Athletic F.C. who play at The Roaches Recreation Ground.

Lathe of Sutton at Hone[edit]

The Lathe of Sutton-at-Hone included a large part of Kent and a lot of present day South East London including the present-day boroughs of Dartford, Bexley, Greenwich, Bromley, Lewisham, and Sevenoaks.

Lathe of Sutton at Hone
Lathe of Sutton at Hone

The Lathe of Sutton consisted of the following Hundreds:[1]

The village of Sutton at Hone is in Axstane Hundred.

The lathe was the most westerly of the lathes into which Kent was divided. The former boundary of the Lathe with the rest of Kent is now, with minor deviations, the boundaries of Dartford and Sevenoaks with the rest of Kent.[2]

Although not formally abolished, hundreds and lathes had fallen out of use by the end of the 19th century, although the Lathe of Sutton was mentioned in the London Gazette as late as 1899.[3]

Transport[edit]

Sutton at Hone is served by Farningham Road station with services to London Victoria via Bromley South and to Gillingham. The Arriva Kent bus service 414 also serves the village connecting it with Dartford and Horton Kirby.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ See The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 1, author:Edward Hasted, publ. 1797
  2. ^ See the list of parishes for each hundred in the History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: (Vols 1 and 2), author:Edward Hasted, publ. 1797 and the Wikipedia articles on Dartford and Sevenoaks. Also the census report by lathe and hundred in Victoria County History of Kent, Vol 3 (1932)
  3. ^ "The said railway deviation being wholly within the parish of Stone, in the county of Kent, Hundred of Axton, Lathe of Sutton-at-Hone" - THE LONDON GAZETTE, MAY 30, 1899

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