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St Martin's
Acrise is located in Kent
Acrise shown within Kent
Population 172 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Folkestone
Postcode district CT18
Dialling code 01303
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°08′17″N 1°08′10″E / 51.138°N 1.136°E / 51.138; 1.136Coordinates: 51°08′17″N 1°08′10″E / 51.138°N 1.136°E / 51.138; 1.136

Acrise is an ecclesiastical and civil parish in Shepway District, Kent, England, about six miles north of Folkestone. The settlement derives its name from Old English, 'Acrise' being a development of the Old English term for "Oak Rise",[2] the parish being on a small hill, still populated with old oak trees.

The parish includes three particularly significant buildings. The 18th century Acrise Place is a manor house. The medieval church of St Martin (which now stands within the grounds of the big house) is of Norman origin. The Old Rectory is a very fine example of a parsonage dwelling of its era and is a grade II listed building.[3]

The civil parish meets at a Parish Meeting. There are few houses in the settlement, one of which used to belong to Sian Williams' grandfather.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  2. ^ See details of etymology on this page.
  3. ^ Entry on the listed buildings database.

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