Chestfield shown within Kent
|Area||7.94 km2 (3.07 sq mi)|
|Population||3,214 (Civil Parish)|
|– density||405/km2 (1,050/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||City of Canterbury|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||CT5 3|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Chestfield // is a village (and civil parish and with Swalecliffe a district council ward) in the Canterbury District of Kent, England. The parish is centred 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the sea on the north coast of Kent, between the towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay. It is approximately five miles (8 km) north of Canterbury. Over a third of the parish, all of which is the south of its ambit, is woodland. The north-west consists of a business park and superstore.
A footpath and a road each lead to Radfall which is a woodland locality of a few houses on two streets in the wooded hills to the south - more than one third of the parish is woodland, and almost all of it was woodland in the Middle Ages, when it contributed greatly to the Forest of Blean.
The north-east of the parish is non-residential, having a superstore spanning two buildings and the John Wilson business park.
The Chestfield Barn originated as part of the Chestfield Manor in the 14th century, a possession of the half-brother of William the Conqueror, Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. It is believed that the Manor dates back to as early as 1084, particularly as it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the early part of the 20th century the barn was converted into a golf house by Abe Mitchell, to service the 700-acre (2.8 km2) golf course constructed in 1924 by George Reeves.
Thanet Way provides a goods and long-distance commuter alternative to the railway station, however much of the rest of the parish is better served by footpaths and country lanes suitable for cycling.
Saxon Shore Way - this links to various footpaths in the area.
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
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