Wootton, Kent

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Wootton is located in Kent
Wootton shown within Kent
Population 372 (2011 Census)[1]
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Canterbury
Postcode district CT4
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
51°10′30″N 1°10′48″E / 51.175°N 1.18°E / 51.175; 1.18Coordinates: 51°10′30″N 1°10′48″E / 51.175°N 1.18°E / 51.175; 1.18

Wootton is a village in the civil parish of Denton with Wootton, and the Dover District of Kent, England.

The village is 7 miles (11 km) northwest from the channel port of Dover, and 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast from the county town of Maidstone. The major A2 London to Dover road is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the northeast. Denton, the other parish village, is 1 mile to the northwest.

Wootton was the birthplace of the mathematician and surveyor Leonard Digges, who some claim invented a functioning telescope some time between 1540 and 1559.

It once had a Baptist chapel, linked to the Eythorne Baptist Church group. The worldwide known Lydden Hill Race Circuit, the so-called "Home of Rallycross", is located near Wootton village. The civil parish is called Denton with Wootton.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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