Smeeth

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Smeeth
Smeeth is located in Kent
Smeeth
Smeeth
Location within Kent
Area8.29 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Population924 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density111/km2 (290/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTR072397
Civil parish
  • Smeeth
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townASHFORD
Postcode districtTN25
Dialling code01303
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°07′08″N 0°57′42″E / 51.1189°N 0.9616°E / 51.1189; 0.9616Coordinates: 51°07′08″N 0°57′42″E / 51.1189°N 0.9616°E / 51.1189; 0.9616

Smeeth is a mostly agricultural land use village and civil parish, centred 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Ashford in the Ashford Borough of Kent, England.

Geography[edit]

Smeeth is a small village in population near Mersham Hatch Park on the A20 road from Ashford to Folkestone.

The church of St Mary the Virgin contains some Norman work such as the south doorway, tower archways and chancel.[2] Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne is buried in the churchyard.

Three east-west routes pass quite near to the middle of the parish and are aligned east-west: the M20 motorway, a county-level single carriageway road and the High Speed 1 railway line connecting to the Channel Tunnel. Most of the development is residential and all of the neighbourhoods are north of the motorway. The parish has many headwaters to the East Stour which bounds Smeeth to its south. The far northern borders are contiguous with Brabourne Lees and link into its main 'village street' directly; this is also where most of the buffer land is woodland.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Smeeth at Wikimedia Commons