Eastwell, Kent

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Eastwell
Eastwell is located in Kent
Eastwell
Eastwell
 Eastwell shown within Kent
Area  3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi)
Population 103 (Civil Parish)[1]
   – density  28/km2 (73/sq mi)
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Coordinates: 51°11′36″N 0°52′17″E / 51.1934°N 0.8713°E / 51.1934; 0.8713

Eastwell is a small hamlet and civil parish in the Borough of Ashford in Kent, England.

Eastwell contains Eastwell Park, a country estate covering the best part of one square mile.

Landmarks[edit]

Eastwell Park is a private parkland which has at its heart Eastwell Manor Hotel. Its fishing lake is as such the backdrop for a small golf course, indoor swimming pool and horseback riding. A black and white, well embellished, room-above, high-arch gatehouse Tower is in the grounds known as Eastwell Tower and is occasionally considered a folly.

The medieval church of St Mary the Virgin, has been a ruin since 1951 and is cared for by a national charity, the Friends of Friendless Churches who have made it achieve Scheduled Ancient Monument status.[2]

The parish has shared joint ecclesiastical and civil parish councils with neighbouring Boughton Aluph.

The substantively 19th century village centre of Boughton Lees directly borders the wide front lawns of the park.

Eastwell Towers, 1848

Notable inhabitants[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Eastwell at Wikimedia Commons