|Lower Hardres shown within Kent|
|Area||9.14 km2 (3.53 sq mi)|
|Population||570 (Civil Parish 2011)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
The name of the Hardres family is perpetuated in the twin villages of Upper Hardres and Lower Hardres (pronounced 'hards'), on the Roman road, Stone Street, south-west of the city of Canterbury. The family owned the non-church land of area for 700 years after the Norman Conquest.
A legal record in 1381 mentions William Sely, parson of "parva Ardres", & may indicate that a bell at Lower Hardres church was being made or repaired by John Bukyngham. A debt of 45 marks is mentioned.
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
- Canterbury City Council
- National Archives; CP 40/483; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no483/483_0080.htm, second entry; John Buckingham, is a "clarioner"; year 1381
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