Finglesham

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Finglesham
The Crown public house, Finglesham.jpg
The Crown public house, Finglesham
Finglesham is located in Kent
Finglesham
Finglesham
Finglesham shown within Kent
OS grid reference TR3353
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Deal
Postcode district CT14 0
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°14′06″N 1°20′24″E / 51.235°N 1.34°E / 51.235; 1.34Coordinates: 51°14′06″N 1°20′24″E / 51.235°N 1.34°E / 51.235; 1.34

Finglesham is a village near Deal in Kent, England, which was the location of the Finglesham Anglo-Saxon cemetery, site of a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon archaeology find known as "Finglesham man," as described in 1965 by Sonia Chadwick Hawkes and Hilda Ellis Davidson.[1] The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Northbourne.

It is also known for the presence of a famous road sign (actually at nearby Finglesham Estuary), pointing to the nearby places of both Ham and Sandwich (and thus reading "ham sandwich" as if referring to the common item of food).

The village is also on the Miner's Way Trail. The trail links up the coalfield parishes of East Kent.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonia Chadwick Hawkes, H.R.E Davidson and C. Hawkes. 1965, "The Finglesham Man." Antiquity, 39: 17-32.
  2. ^ "The History of the Coalfield Parishes". www.dover.gov.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

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