Thong, Kent

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Thong
Thong street sign.jpg
Thong street sign
Thong is located in Kent
Thong
Thong
Location within Kent
OS grid referenceTQ673707
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGravesend
Postcode districtDA12
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°24′36″N 0°24′15″E / 51.41°N 0.4041°E / 51.41; 0.4041Coordinates: 51°24′36″N 0°24′15″E / 51.41°N 0.4041°E / 51.41; 0.4041

Thong is a hamlet southeast of Gravesend in Kent, England. The population of the hamlet is included in the civil parish of Shorne.

It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names[1] and appeared as a question answer for Round Britain Quiz.[2]

The name 'Thong' is first attested in the Registrum Roffense of circa 1200, where it appears as Thuange. The name may correspond with the Middle Low German dwenge meaning 'trap', but this cannot be confirmed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyall, Sarah (22 January 2009). "No Snickering: That Road Sign Means Something Else". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Programme 8, 2015: North of England take on The Midlands". Round Britain Quiz. 7 December 2015. Radio 4.
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.466.