Newington, Folkestone & Hythe

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Newington
Church cottages from the churchyard - geograph.org.uk - 1526801.jpg
Newington is located in Kent
Newington
Newington
Newington shown 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
EU ParliamentSouth East England
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.
  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