Egerton, Kent

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Egerton Village Sign - - 1291125.jpg
Egerton village sign
Egerton is located in Kent
Egerton shown within Kent
Area 12.38 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Population 1,073 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ9147
Civil parish
  • Egerton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN27
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°11′38″N 0°43′48″E / 51.194°N 0.730°E / 51.194; 0.730Coordinates: 51°11′38″N 0°43′48″E / 51.194°N 0.730°E / 51.194; 0.730

Egerton is a village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent, England. The village is on the Greensand Ridge 9 miles (14.4 km) north of Ashford and stretches three miles south into a lower plain towards the West Stour. The parish is a relatively scattered rural one; the settlement of Stonebridge Green, adjacent to Egerton village centre, is also in the parish.


A narrow escarpment of dense Greensand forms the north of the parish where the largest single residential area is. The northern slopes of this are two named woods. Most of the slopes and plain below to the south is used for mixed farming and hedgerows, with a lower proportion of woodland and wider buffer areas between settled farmstead clusters of homes.

The ecclesiastical parish and civil parish overlap.[2][3]


A large pub, The Barrow House (previously The George) is joined by the Millennium Hall, the village stores, a games barn, cricket and football pitches, an internet café and a primary school, which has a minimum weekly event and funding from the local Church of England community.

Egerton has an medium proportion of listed properties for the English countryside such as Egerton House and a Saxon Burial mound.

The 13th-century parish church in the Church of England exists which is dedicated to the disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, Saint James. It has the highest grading in the national scheme of listed buildings, Grade I.[4]

In film, the media and literature[edit]

Its bakery was featured on the 1990s television programme The Darling Buds of May.


  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ Egerton parish (ecclesiastical) The Church of England. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  3. ^ Outline civil parish map Neighbourhood Statistics. The Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1071496)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Egerton, Kent at Wikimedia Commons