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
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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