Denton, Kent

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The Jackdaw Inn, Denton.jpg
The Jackdaw Inn, Denton
Denton is located in Kent
Denton shown within Kent
Population 372 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TR2147
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Canterbury
Postcode district CT4
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South 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]


  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.

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