Ruin of St Mary's parish church
Eastwell shown within Kent
|Area||3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi)|
|Population||103 (2011 Census)|
|– density||28/km2 (73/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Parish Council|
The parish shares civil and church parish councils with neighbouring Boughton Aluph.
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 and cared for by the Friends of Friendless Churches charity.
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 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.
- Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661–1720), poet
- George Finch-Hatton, 11th Earl of Winchilsea (1815–87) and his family
- Sir Thomas Moyle (1488–1560)
- Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) (1469–1550)
- Prince Alfred of Great Britain, Duke of Edinburgh (1866–1900), and his family
- "Area: Eastwell (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- Historic England. "Eastwell Church (1005121)". National Heritage List for England.
- "Eastwell St Mary". Friends of Friendless Churches. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
- Historic England. "Lake House (Grade II*) (1362760)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
- Hasted, Edward (1798). The History and Topographical Survey of Kent. 7. Canterbury: W Bristow. pp. 398–412.
- Newman, John (1969). North East and East Kent. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 295–6. ISBN 0-14-071039-6.
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- "A Neighbourhood Plan for Boughton Aluph, Eastwell & Goat Lees". Boughton Aluph and Eastwell Parish Council.