Denton, Kent

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The Jackdaw Inn, Denton.jpg
The Jackdaw Inn, Denton
Denton is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population372 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTR2147
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCanterbury
Postcode districtCT4
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
51°10′52″N 1°10′07″E / 51.1812°N 1.1686°E / 51.1812; 1.1686Coordinates: 51°10′52″N 1°10′07″E / 51.1812°N 1.1686°E / 51.1812; 1.1686

Denton is a village in the civil parish of Denton with Wootton, and the Dover District of Kent, England.

The village is 7 miles (11 km) northwest from the channel port of Dover, and 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast from the county town of Maidstone. The A260 Barham to Folkestone road runs through the village, and the major A2 London to Dover road is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east. Wootton, the other parish village, is 1 mile to the southeast.

To the southwest of the village is the Grade II* listed Jacobean timber framed Tappington (or Tappington-Everard) Hall which dates to the 16th century. The house is where the cleric Richard Barham (1788–1845), under the pen name Thomas Ingoldsby, wrote The Ingoldsby Legends.[2][3]

Field Marshal Lord Kitchener was created Baron Denton, of Denton in the County of Kent, on 27 July 1914.[4]


  1. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Tappington Hall (1070011)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1903), The Little Guides: Kent, p. 141. Revised by Ronald F. Jessop. Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  4. ^ "No. 28853". The London Gazette. 28 July 1914. p. 5866.

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