Upstreet

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Upstreet
The Royal Oak, Upstreet.jpg
The Royal Oak pub, Upstreet
Upstreet is located in Kent
Upstreet
Upstreet
 Upstreet shown within Kent
District City of Canterbury
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
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Coordinates: 51°19′27″N 1°11′52″E / 51.3242°N 1.1978°E / 51.3242; 1.1978

Upstreet is a village in the civil parish of Chislet in Kent, England. It is in the local government district of Canterbury, and the electoral ward of Marshside.

Upstreet is a ribbon development along the A28 road. The majority of houses are new and dating from the 1950s onwards. However there are a number of older houses such as the Grade II listed building 'Grove Court' [1] or the Grade I listed 'Upstreet Farmhouse', which was built in the 16th century and stands in an acre of its own land.[2] Also listed are 'La Cresi D'or'[3] and 'The Vision House' (No89 and No94)[4]

Close to Upstreet is the Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve, Grove Ferry Picnic Area and the River Stour. Also the Saxon Shore Way (long distance footpath) also passes the village between Chislet and Stourmouth.

Upstreet has a few services (a post office, two car garages, two elderly care homes and two pubs), but the number of services is declining due to rising car ownership. For example, 45 years ago there was a railway station, haberdashery, greengrocer's, butcher's, baker's etc. However now there is no railway station and the post office consolidates the uses of a post office, greengrocer's, haberdashery, baker's, butcher's, etc. all under one roof.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grove Court, Chislet". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Upstreet Farmhouse, Chislet". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "La Cresi D'or, Chislet". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Vision House, Chislet". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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