Smeeth

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Smeeth
Smeeth is located in Kent
Smeeth
Smeeth
Smeeth shown within Kent
Area 8.29 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Population 924 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 111/km2 (290/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR072397
Civil parish
  • Smeeth
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHFORD
Postcode district TN25
Dialling code 01303
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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 High Speed 1. 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