Warden, Kent

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Warden is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population1,763 (2011 Census)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSheerness
Postcode districtME12
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
List of places
51°24′18″N 0°54′18″E / 51.405°N 0.905°E / 51.405; 0.905Coordinates: 51°24′18″N 0°54′18″E / 51.405°N 0.905°E / 51.405; 0.905

Warden is a small holiday village on the northeast coast of the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, United Kingdom. The largest residential part of Warden is generally called Warden Bay. The place where the beach becomes inaccessible and the cliffs become prominent is generally referred to as Warden Point.


It was once called Warne. At the time of the Domesday Survey, the parish and manor of Warden was controlled by the Manor of Milton. In King Edward I's reign (1272 to 1307), it was owned by the Savage family. In 1295, John le Savage obtained a charter of free warren for his lands in the manor.[2]

In 1376, Sir Richard at Leese MP became owner of the manor; he was High Sheriff of Kent in 1367. When he died in 1394, the manor passed to his widow Dionisia.[2] In 1727, it was sold to Sir Thomas Stevens (who was a High Sheriff of Surrey in 1726). After he died it passed to Thomas West (Sir Thomas's son), and then to James West (husband of Thomas West's sister Sarah). James was the son of Thomas West.[2]

He was recorder of St. Alban's, Secretary to the Treasury, and a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries of London.[2]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 259–263. Retrieved 8 April 2014.

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