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Postling is located in Kent
Postling shown within Kent
Population 179 [1]
206 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid reference TR145390
Civil parish
  • Postling
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HYTHE
Postcode district CT21
Dialling code 01303
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°06′39″N 1°03′53″E / 51.1108°N 1.0646°E / 51.1108; 1.0646Coordinates: 51°06′39″N 1°03′53″E / 51.1108°N 1.0646°E / 51.1108; 1.0646

Postling village and civil parish is situated near the Roman road of Stone Street, about 17 miles (27 km) south of Canterbury, Kent, in South East England. Postlinges is the spelling used in the Domesday Book where it was part of the lands of Hugo de Montsort; Postlinge is also seen in old records. There is much archaeological evidence of continued occupation of the area. Postling Place is the old manor house. The population of the civil parish includes the hamlet of Newbarn.

The church is dedicated to Saints Mary & Radegund.

A junction south of the village is known as Postling Wents; "went" or "vent" is an older Kent word which means "ways". It was once the crossroads where the London to Folkestone road crossed the Lympne to Lyminge road, but is now a sharp bend on the A20.

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  1. ^ National Statistics Census 2001
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 

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