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Nonington village hall, Kent.jpg
Nonington youth club
Nonington is located in Kent
 Nonington shown within Kent
Population 906 {2011}[1]
OS grid reference TR255525
District Dover
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dover
Postcode district CT15
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Dover
List of places

Coordinates: 51°13′38″N 1°13′42″E / 51.2271°N 1.2283°E / 51.2271; 1.2283

Nonington, also, variously, Nonnington, Nunyngton, Nonnyngton, Nunnington, is a small village in the southeast corner of Kent, situated halfway between the historic city of Canterbury and the channel port town of Dover.

In 1800, Edward Hasted noted, that the church of Nonington was antiently (an old spelling of ancient), a chapel of ease to that of Wingham, and was on the foundation of the college there by Archbishop Peckham in 1286. Then the church was given to the college. In 1558, Queen Mary granted it, among others, to the Archbishop of Canterbury.[2]

The parish of Nonington was once made up of the now separate parishes of Nonington and Aylesham. Served by the Grade I listed 'Church of St Mary'.[3] It also has a Baptist chapel, linked to Eythorne Baptist Church.

It is home to The Bruderhof who have taken over the old Nonington College of Physical Education, previously the (Grade II listed) St. Alban's Court,[4] the home of the Hammond family from the Reformation until the late 1930s. Nonington has its own primary school; Nonington CE Primary School.

Nonington has been in the Guinness Book of Records for their 'Majesty Oak', the largest maiden oak tree in the UK which can be found in Fredville Park.[5]

The village is also on the Miner's Way Trail. The trail links up the coalfield parishes of East Kent.[6]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Hasted, Edward (1800). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 9: 251–262. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Mary, Nonington". Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "St Albans Court, Nonington". Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Philippona, Jeroen (31 July 2011). "Monumental trees in Fredville Park in Nonington". Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "The History of the Coalfield Parishes". Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

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