Newington, Folkestone and Hythe

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Newington
St Nicholas Newington 1.jpg
St Nicholas' Church, Newington
Newington is located in Kent
Newington
Newington
Location within Kent
Population368 (parish, 2011 Census)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFOLKESTONE
Postcode districtCT18
Dialling code01303
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°05′31″N 1°06′50″E / 51.092°N 1.114°E / 51.092; 1.114Coordinates: 51°05′31″N 1°06′50″E / 51.092°N 1.114°E / 51.092; 1.114

Newington is a village in the English county of Kent located 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Folkestone. It gives its name to Newington-Shepway Parish Council, which has five councillors,[2] and includes the hamlets of Arpinge and Beachborough. The village lies to the north of the M20 motorway and the A20 road; the Channel Tunnel complex is nearby.

The ecclesiastical parish was known as Newington-next-Hythe, the latter town being 2 12 miles (4.0 km) to the south-west; the parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.[3] Nearby there used to be a 13th-century Augustinian priory, founded in 1253 by Sir John Maunsell, who became a counsellor of King Henry III.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Newington-Shepway Parish Council
  3. ^ Newington-next-Hythe notes
  4. ^ Historical notes on Newington: British History on Line

External links[edit]

Media related to Newington at Wikimedia Commons