Egerton, Kent

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Egerton
Egerton Village Sign - geograph.org.uk - 1291125.jpg
Egerton village sign
Egerton is located in Kent
Egerton
Egerton
Location within Kent
Area12.38 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Population1,073 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ9147
Civil parish
  • Egerton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAshford
Postcode districtTN27
Dialling code01233
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
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.

Geography[edit]

A narrow escarpment of dense Greensand forms the north of the parish where the largest single residential area is. The Greensand Way runs in part through the churchyard of St James's Church in the village.

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]

Amenities[edit]

A large pub-restaurant, The Barrow House (previously The George), is joined by the village's community centre the Millennium Hall, the village store and post office, 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. A farmers' market is held weekly in the Millennium Hall.

Egerton has a 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]

The village's now defunct bakery was featured on the 1990s television programme The Darling Buds of May.

References[edit]

  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