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Hothfield is located in Kent
Hothfield shown within Kent
Area 9.59 km2 (3.70 sq mi)
Population 780 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ970450
Civil parish
  • Hothfield
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN26
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°10′12″N 0°49′08″E / 51.1701°N 0.8190°E / 51.1701; 0.8190Coordinates: 51°10′12″N 0°49′08″E / 51.1701°N 0.8190°E / 51.1701; 0.8190

Hothfield is a village and civil parish in the Ashford Borough of Kent, England and is 3 miles north-west of Ashford on the A20. It is completely split in two by Hothfield Common.


In the north west is Hothfield Common, 58 hectares (143 acres) of heathland and lowland valley bogs: a nature reserve managed by Kent Wildlife Trust,[2]

To the immediate south is the private parkland of the former Hothfield House. This area is crossed by the Greensand Way passing the church en route to Godinton House. A small part of the neighbourhood of Ram Lane is in the far northern point of the civil parish. Small tributaries of the West Stour rise in the parish.


The village has a shop and post office with internal ATM service (closed Tuesday PM and Sunday PM). Hothfield Common has a children's playground and a multi-use all-weather games pitch adjacent to the south east and a car park to the north just off the A20.


The medieval parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret; it was rebuilt in 1598 after a fire.[3]

Hothfield in Edward Hasted's Topography of Kent (1798) has a substantial amount of information about the history and the then layout of land and settlement.[4]


The village is immediately for approximately one mile on the south-east of the A20 road and is south of the M20 which has a very small border to the far north. It was served by Hothfield railway station on the Maidstone Line from 1884 to 1959.


  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ "Hothfield Heathlands". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Vigar, John E. "St Margaret's Church, Hothfield". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Hasted, Edward (1798). The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Volume 7). pp. 514–526. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 

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