Waltham, Kent

Coordinates: 51°11′52″N 1°01′00″E / 51.197860°N 1.016770°E / 51.197860; 1.016770
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St Bartholomew's Church, Waltham
Waltham is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Area8.11 km2 (3.13 sq mi)
Population436 (2011)[1]
• Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Waltham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCanterbury
Postcode districtCT4
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
List of places
51°11′52″N 1°01′00″E / 51.197860°N 1.016770°E / 51.197860; 1.016770

Waltham is a village and civil parish 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Canterbury in Kent, England.


The village was once associated with the Knights Templar and was originally called Temple Waltham.[2][3]

Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester, died at John de Criol's Manor of Asbenfield in Temple Waltham on 14 July 1262 at the age of 39; it was rumoured that he had been poisoned at the table of Piers of Savoy.

During and prior to the reign of Edward III (d. 1377), the parish of Waltham was within the hundred of Bridge. Following merger of some hundreds, by the end of the 19th century, most of the parish was within the hundred of Bridge and Petham.[4] Of the two constables for the consolidated hundred, the current monarch was lord of the annual court leet that chose a constable for the hundred of Bridge.[4]


St Bartholomew's Church is Grade I listed. Its windows are of the 13th and 14th century and its tower was rebuilt and restored in 1808.[5][6]

Bus 620 runs between Canterbury, Hastingleigh and Waltham.


  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. ^ Waltham Village, http://www.waltham.org/walthamch.html
  3. ^ Vision of Britain: Waltham, Kent. Accessed Sep 2020.
  4. ^ a b Vision of Britain: The Hundred of Bridge and Petham. Accessed Sep 2020.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1367044)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  6. ^ British History Online: Waltham (St. Bartholomew). A Topographical Dictionary of England. Originally published by S Lewis, London, 1848. pp. 449-453. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

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