Newtown, Kent

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Newtown
Newtown is located in Kent
Newtown
Newtown
Location within Kent
OS grid referenceTR0148540749
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°08′N 0°53′E / 51.13°N 0.88°E / 51.13; 0.88Coordinates: 51°08′N 0°53′E / 51.13°N 0.88°E / 51.13; 0.88

Newtown is a suburb of Ashford in Kent, South East England, it was originally built by the South Eastern Railway company, adjacent to the railway station, and includes extensive workshops known as Ashford railway works. It was originally intended to call the area Alfred Town but it quickly became known as New Town. By 1850 130 houses had been built for workshop workers.

High Speed 1 runs past the area.

The area is invariably shown on maps as New Town, including on current Ordnance Survey maps.

Ashford Green Corridor, a Local Nature Reserve, includes Newtown Green, adjacent to Newtown.

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