Swattenden

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Swattenden
Swattenden is located in Kent
Swattenden
Swattenden
Location within Kent
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCRANBROOK
Postcode districtTN17
Dialling code01580
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FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
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Kent
51°04′56″N 0°31′48″E / 51.082290°N 0.530130°E / 51.082290; 0.530130Coordinates: 51°04′56″N 0°31′48″E / 51.082290°N 0.530130°E / 51.082290; 0.530130

Swattenden is a small settlement in the parish of Cranbrook and Sissinghurst, near Cranbrook, Kent (where, at the 2011 Census, the population was included), in the Tunbridge Wells district, in the county of Kent, England. It is situated on the B2086 (Swattenden Lane) about a mile from Hartley, where the A229 crosses the settlement. At Swattenden, one can find an agricultural/country shop, a fruit farm, fishing centre, and the Swattenden Centre.

Swattenden House[edit]

Swattenden House is a mansion built in 1860. It was the site of Swattenden Secondary School for Boys which moved to Angley School in 1972. It then became the "Swattenden Centre", a Kent County Council residential education centre, in 1976.[1]

Toponymy[edit]

The suffx -enden is found in many place names in the Kentish Weald, meaning the pasture or clearing in the forest belonging to the people of a named person. Here the person was called Swaeðel. In 1240, the Old English Swaeðeling denn, was written as Swetlingdenn, in 1260 it was spelled Swetlyngdenne and in 1305 Swethyngden. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Domesday, http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-576000-132000/page/7
  2. ^ Glover, Judith (1976). The place Names of Kent (Meresborough Books 1992 ed.). Batsford. p. 186. ISBN 0-905270-61-4.

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