Denton, Kent

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Denton
The Jackdaw Inn, Denton.jpg
The Jackdaw Inn, Denton
Denton is located in Kent
Denton
Denton
Location within Kent
Population372 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTR2147
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCanterbury
Postcode districtCT4
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent
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]

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]

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