Ringlestone (suburb)

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Ringlestone is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population9,481 (2011)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMaidstone
Postcode districtME14
Dialling code01622
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
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51°17′13″N 0°31′02″E / 51.286837°N 0.51732°E / 51.286837; 0.51732Coordinates: 51°17′13″N 0°31′02″E / 51.286837°N 0.51732°E / 51.286837; 0.51732

Ringlestone is a suburb and housing estate in the town of Maidstone, Kent, England. It is on the eastern side of the River Medway, near Allington, 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from Maidstone town centre.

The area was originally part of the estate surrounding Park House, owned by Edmund Law Lushington, professor of Greek and later Lord Rector of Glasgow University. His friend and brother-in-law, Lord Tennyson was a frequent visitor, and it is believed his poems The Brook and The Princess were inspired by his visits.[1][2]

The house was acquired in 1936 to the military to form Invicta Park Barracks, while some of the land was used to develop houses, which forms the eastern part of the estate today.[3]

The estate has two small shops and an Esso petrol station. There are plans to move St Faith's Church, based near Maidstone East station in the town centre to Ringlestone, in a new building on the site of the existing community centre.[4] [5][6]


  1. ^ "Join Our Campaign to Save Maidstone's Long and Proud Link with the British Army and Protect Historic Invicta Park". Maidstone Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  2. ^ "PARK HOUSE, Maidstone - 1086363 | Historic England". Historic England. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  3. ^ (PDF). 7 April 2014 https://web.archive.org/web/20140407101806/http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/section_5_north_west_kent_2007.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Downs Mail September Issue 280". Downs Mail. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  5. ^ "St Faith's Centre | St Faith's Church". St Faith's Church. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  6. ^ "LATEST: New church to be built near Maidstone". Downs Mail. Retrieved 9 October 2020.