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Crown Lane Shorne - - 145599.jpg
The old post office and the top of Crown Lane
Shorne is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population2,487 (2011 Census including Thong)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ692710
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGravesend
Postcode districtDA12
Dialling code01474
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°24′47″N 0°25′56″E / 51.412943°N 0.432235°E / 51.412943; 0.432235Coordinates: 51°24′47″N 0°25′56″E / 51.412943°N 0.432235°E / 51.412943; 0.432235

Shorne is a village and civil parish in the borough of Gravesham in Kent, England. The parish lies 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Gravesend. Most of the land is well-drained but its marshes, the Shorne Marshes reach down to the Thames Estuary and are an SSSI amid the North Kent Marshes on the Hoo Peninsula proper.


Shorne Barrow (or tumulus) and Randalls Wood Barrow are indications of stone age occupation.[2]

Randall Manor was a 14th-century manor, the remains of which are in Shorne Wood Country Park.[3][4]


According to the census results for 2001[5] there were 2,485 people in 1,028 households in the Parish of Shorne. Of those residents between the ages of 16 to 74, 60% had a higher qualification (at level 2 to 5) and 86% of the dwellings were owner occupied. The population of Shorne Parish at the 2011 census was 2487 residents in 1033 households.[2]


In April 2017, it was announced that the government choice for the Lower Thames Crossing was for a tunnel under the Thames between East Tilbury and Shorne.[6]

Places of interest[edit]

Much of upper Shorne is a conservation area with thirteen listed buildings and many others of interest. These include:[7]

Pipes Place is in Forge Lane almost opposite Little St, Katherines. A local magistrate, Richard Parker lived on the site in 1642. Jarvis Maplesden the grandson of a local tanner purchased the house early in the 18th century along with twenty acres of land, which included St. Katharine's Chapel. Several generations of the Maplesden family lived in the house and there are gravestones bearing the Maplesden name still in the churchyard. The Maplesden family is responsible for its present build and design in the Georgian style. In about 1870, George Arnold, Mayor of Gravesend, bought and restored the ruined chapel.[8]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. ^ Map, The Megalithic Portal and Megalith. "World-wide Ancient Site Database, Photos and Prehistoric Archaeology News with geolocation : The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map".
  3. ^ "Randall Manor - Discover Gravesham".
  4. ^ Randall Manor, The Old House in the Woods (PDF). 2008.
  5. ^ The Office for National Statistics
  6. ^ BBC News online, 12.4.17
  7. ^ Shorne Conservation Area Statement 1999 – Gravesham Borough Council
  8. ^ Shorne: The History of a Kentish Village by A F Allen

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