Lower Hardres

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Lower Hardres
Lower Hardres is located in Kent
Lower Hardres
Lower Hardres
 Lower Hardres shown within Kent
Area  9.14 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population 570 (Civil Parish)[1]
   – density  62/km2 (160/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR150530
Civil parish Lower Hardres
District City of Canterbury
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CT4
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Canterbury
List of places

Coordinates: 51°14′10″N 1°04′48″E / 51.236°N 1.080°E / 51.236; 1.080

Lower Hardres is a village and civil parish near Canterbury in Kent, 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.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. ^ Canterbury City Council
  3. ^ 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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