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Plough & Harrow public house, Tilmanstone.jpg
Plough & Harrow public house, Tilmanstone
Tilmanstone is located in Kent
Tilmanstone shown within Kent
Population 401 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TR3051
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEAL
Postcode district CT14
Dialling code 01304
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
51°12′54″N 1°17′42″E / 51.215°N 1.295°E / 51.215; 1.295Coordinates: 51°12′54″N 1°17′42″E / 51.215°N 1.295°E / 51.215; 1.295

Tilmanstone is a small village in Kent, in the South East of England, near Eastry, a much bigger and more developed area. Tilmanstone no longer has a village school; however, the independent Northbourne Park School is close to the parish boundary. The name of Tilmanstone has historically been famous for its colliery, although it is located in the village of Eythorne, operated from 1906 to 1986 as one of the four main pits of the Kent coalfield.[2] The population taken at the 2011 Census included the hamlet of Ashley

The yew tree in the churchyard has been dated to more than 1,200 years, so it is likely that it is older than anything else in the village. The manors of Dane Court, South Court, and North Court form the foundation of the ancient village. The Kent Archaeological Society transcription of 1922 included the North Court and South Court Manor Court Rolls held in the Library of Lambeth Palace. These rolls cover the years 1753–1789. St. Andrew's Parish Church includes the Tilmanstone Brass, which recognized Richard Fogge c. 1482 and features a point perspective with three-dimensional figures, something that at the time was only popular in Florence.


The Tilmanstone Colliery is located in the village of Eythorne, on the ridge to the west. Tilmanstone Colliery Halt railway station served the pit between 1916 and 1948.

It is also on the Miner's Way Trail. Linking up the coalfield parishes of East Kent.[3]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Tilmanstone Colliery, Coalfields Heritage Initiative Kent
  3. ^ "The History of the Coalfield Parishes". www.dover.gov.uk. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

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