Kingston, Kent

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kingston
Kingston is located in Kent
Kingston
Kingston
Location within Kent
Area5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Population471 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTR198513
Civil parish
  • Kingston
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCANTERBURY
Postcode districtCT4
Dialling code01227
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°13′09″N 1°08′48″E / 51.2193°N 1.1467°E / 51.2193; 1.1467Coordinates: 51°13′09″N 1°08′48″E / 51.2193°N 1.1467°E / 51.2193; 1.1467

Kingston is a village and civil parish between Canterbury and Dover in Kent, South East England. The parish contains the hamlet of Marley.

History[edit]

The ‘Kingston Brooch’, an important piece of Anglo-Saxon jewelry dating from the 7th Century, was discovered in a Tumulus on Kingston Downs in 1771 by Rev’d. Brian Faussett who was Rector of Kingston. It is 8 cm in diameter, made of gold, with garnet, blue glass and shell settings. Now on display in the World Museum, Liverpool.

Geography[edit]

The village is centred 5 miles south east of the city centre of Canterbury on the edge of the North Downs in rolling hilly countryside that is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Religious sites[edit]

The local church, dedicated to Saint Giles, originated during the 11th century, and is now part of the Barham Downs group of churches. The walls of the nave and about two-thirds of the present chancel are thought to be original, the chancel being extended in the 13th century. The font is also said to date from the 13th Century.[2] The tower of a windmill stands some distance from the village.

Notable people[edit]

Sheila May Edmonds, mathematician, was born here in 1916[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. ^ Kingston, Canterbury Archived 2006-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Times obituary". www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-10-11.