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
Location within Kent
Area3.62 km2 (1.40 sq mi)
Population103 (2011 Census)[1]
• Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTR009473
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAshford
Postcode districtTN25
Dialling code01233
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
WebsiteBoughton 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]

Notable inhabitants[edit]

By age of birth:


  1. ^ a b "Area: Eastwell (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Eastwell Church (1005121)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Eastwell St Mary". Friends of Friendless Churches. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Lake House  (Grade II*) (1362760)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 May 2016.

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