Upper Hardres

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Upper Hardres
Upper Hardres is located in Kent
Upper Hardres
Upper Hardres
Upper Hardres shown within Kent
Area 8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi)
Population 385 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR152507
Civil parish
  • Upper Hardres
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CT4
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°12′55″N 1°04′52″E / 51.2152°N 1.0811°E / 51.2152; 1.0811Coordinates: 51°12′55″N 1°04′52″E / 51.2152°N 1.0811°E / 51.2152; 1.0811

Upper Hardres /hɑːrdz/ is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury District of Kent, England.

The name of the Hardres family is perpetuated in the twin villages of Upper Hardres and Lower Hardres (pronounced 'hards'), on the Roman road, Stone Street, south-west of the city of Canterbury. The family owned this area for 700 years after the Norman Conquest. It is a said that Thomas Hardres, who was knighted for his valour at the Siege of Boulogne in 1544, brought back the town gates and erected them at Upper Hardres, though there is little evidence of their existence today.[2]


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