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Luddenham shown within Kent
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Coordinates: Luddenham is a widespread hamlet or small village north-west of Faversham in Kent, England, with many long distance views across the Swale and the Isle of Sheppey. It is on the edge of Luddenham Marshes and is also home of Luddenham School. Oare Gunpowder Works are on the edge of the village. It had, according to Edward Hasted in 1798, 396 acres of low flat arable land and 200 acres of meadow and pasture. But half of those are marsh lands. At the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Norton, Buckland and Stone.
The Manor of Cildresham belonged to Odo, Earl of Kent, (as the Bishop of Bayeux) and was noted so in the Domesday Book. After Odo's trial for fraud, the manor then passed to the Fulbert de Dover (of Chilham) who helped the King defend Dover Castle.
It used to have one of the most remote pubs in the area, The Mounted Rifleman, which closed in the early 1990s.
- St Mary's Church, Luddenham
- Hyde v Wrench (1840) 3 Beav 334, an English contract law case, about the sale of a Luddenham farm.
- Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 386–393. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Church of St Mary, Luddenham". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Luddenham Court, Luddenham". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Nash's Farmhouse, Luddenham". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "The Mounted Rifleman". 1 January 2007. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
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