Warehorne

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Warehorne
St Matthew, Warehorne (south side) - geograph.org.uk - 935442.jpg
St Matthew's church
Warehorne is located in Kent
Warehorne
Warehorne
Warehorne shown within Kent
Area 10.66 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Population 370 (2011)(Civil Parish)[1]
• Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
OS grid reference TQ986329
Civil parish
  • Warehorne
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN26
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
KentCoordinates: 51°03′39″N 0°50′07″E / 51.0609°N 0.8352°E / 51.0609; 0.8352

Warehorne is a village and civil parish in the south of the Ashford Borough of Kent, England. It is a scattered community centred on the Hamstreet to Tenterden road (B2067) around seven miles SSW of Ashford. The Royal Military Canal passes through the south of the civil parish.

The first mention of Warehorne is in a charter of the Saxon King Egbert, A.D. 820, where it is called "Werehornas".


Geography[edit]

The settlement is in four main parts:

  • The main part of Warehorne is near the central village green.
  • The grade I listed St Matthew's Church[2] and The Woolpack Inn are linked by a tunnel built by smugglers.
  • A second part of the village is known as the Leacon. This is sited at the crossroads on the B2067 and contains the former schoolhouse and now abandoned cricket field.
  • The remainder of mostly forested Warehorne (one third of the area and all in the northern half) contains the former World's Wonder pub and borders on the village of Kenardington.
  • Part of the larger village of Hamstreet falls within Warehorne's parish boundaries, enabling the village to have sufficient population to retain its own civil parish council. The Saxon Shore Way links Warehorne with Hamstreet where the nearest shops and railway station can be found.

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