Eastwell, Kent

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St Mary, Eastwell, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 809069.jpg
Ruin of St Mary's parish church
Eastwell is located in Kent
Eastwell shown within Kent
Area 3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi)
Population 103 (2011 Census)[1]
• Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR009473
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN25
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Parish Council
List of places
51°11′36″N 0°52′17″E / 51.1934°N 0.8713°E / 51.1934; 0.8713Coordinates: 51°11′36″N 0°52′17″E / 51.1934°N 0.8713°E / 51.1934; 0.8713

Eastwell is a hamlet and civil parish about 3 miles (5 km) north of Ashford, Kent, England. The 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 103.[1]

The parish shares civil and church parish councils with neighbouring Boughton Aluph.

Parish church[edit]

Much of the medieval parish church of St Mary collapsed in 1951, and most of the ruins were demolished in 1956. Only the 15th-century west tower, the west wall of the south aisle and a 19th-century mortuary chapel remain standing. Since 1980 the remains have been a Scheduled Ancient Monument[2] and cared for by the Friends of Friendless Churches charity.[3]

Eastwell Park[edit]

Part of Eastwell Manor house

Eastwell Park is a country estate almost one square mile in area surrounding Eastwell Manor, a Jacobethan country house completed in 1848. Eastwell Lake was created at the same time. The hotel offers a golf course, indoor swimming pool and horseriding.

Contemporary with the house is Eastwell Towers, a Jacobethan gatehouse in the adjacent parish of Boughton Aluph. The drive from the gatehouse to the manor house is about 1 mile (1.6 km) long.

Lake House[edit]

Lake House is a late 13th-century house in Eastwell Park south of the manor house. It has a 17th-century roof and 19th-century windows, but retains four original windows, now blocked. It is a Grade II* listed building.[4]

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