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Mereworth Church.jpg
Mereworth Church
Mereworth is located in Kent
Mereworth shown within Kent
Population 1,068 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TQ660537
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Maidstone
Postcode district ME18
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
51°16′19″N 0°23′15″E / 51.271860°N 0.387590°E / 51.271860; 0.387590Coordinates: 51°16′19″N 0°23′15″E / 51.271860°N 0.387590°E / 51.271860; 0.387590

Mereworth is a village near the town of Maidstone in Kent, England. The Wateringbury Stream flows through the village and powered a watermill, the site of which now lies within the grounds of Mereworth Castle.

Mereworth is pronounced as "Merry-worth".[2]


In the early 18th century the Honourable John Fane – later 7th Earl of Westmoreland – inherited the manor. He had the Palladian mansion built. Designed by Colen Campbell, Mereworth Castle then overlooked the village, so Fane had the village moved so that it couldn't be seen from the estate, about 12 mile (800 m) to the north west of its original location. He also demolished the church, providing the villagers with a new Palladian style replacement, now devoted to St Lawrence. Mereworth church is a grade I listed building.[3]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "I say "potatoes"..." June 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Lawrence". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Mereworth at Wikimedia Commons