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Cities, Towns, Villages & Hamlets





                                                                                                 


How much do you know about the history of where you live? When did your town or village first appear? Why was your home built where it is? This section sets out to answer those questions and more.


The traditional definition of a community is; a hamlet will have between three and twenty buildings, and no church, a village is larger with a parish church, a town has a market and a city a cathedral.


This section is regularly updated so please make frequent visits.


Place names are listed alphabetically; just click a letter to begin.


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A


Acol
Acrise
Addington
Adisham
Aldington
Alkham
Allhallows
Allington
Appledore

Ash-cum-Ridley
Ashford
Ashley

Ash-next-Sandwich
Ashurst
Aylesford
Aylesham

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B

Badlesmere

Bapchild

Barfreston

Barham
Bean

Bearsted

Bekesbourne
Benenden

Bethersden

Betteshanger

Bicknor
Bidborough

Biddenden

Bilsington
Birchington

Birling
Bishopsbourne

Blean

Bobbing

Bonnington

Borden
Borough Green

Borstal

Boughton Aluph

Boughton Malherbe
Boughton Monchelsea

Boughton under Blean

Boxley
Brabourne

Brasted

Bredgar

Bredhurst
Brenchley
Brenzett
Bridge

Broadstairs
Brook

Brookland

Broomfield

Buckland
Burham
Burmarsh
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C


Canterbury
Capel

Capel-le-Ferne

Chalk

Challock
Charing

Chart Sutton

Chartham

Chatham
Chattenden

Chelsfield

Cheriton
Chestfield

Chevening

Chiddingstone

Chilham

Chillenden
Chislet

Cliffe-at-Hoo

Cliftonville
Cobham

Coldred

Cooling
Cowden
Cranbrook

Crockenhill

Crockham Hill
Crundale
Cuxton
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D


Darenth
Dartford

Davington
Deal
Denton

Detling
Ditton
Doddington

Dover
Dungeness
Dunkirk
Dunton Green
Dymchurch
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E


East Barming
East Farleigh
East Langdon

East Malling

East Peckham

East Sutton

Eastbridge

Eastchurch

Eastling

Eastry

Eastwell

Ebbsfleet
Eccles

Edenbridge

Egerton
Elham

Elmsted

Elmstone
Elvington
Eynsford

Eythorne

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F


Farningham
Faversham
Fawkham
Finglesham
Folkestone
Fordwich

Four Elms
Frindsbury
Frinsted
Frittenden
Frogholt
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G


Gillingham
Godmersham
Goodnestone-next-Graveney
Goudhurst
Grain
Graveney

Gravesend
Great Chart
Great Mongeham
Greatstone
Greenhithe

Groombridge
Guston
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H


Hackington

Hadlow

Halling

Halstead

Ham
Hamstreet

Harbledown

Harrietsham
Hartley

Hartlip

Harty
Hastingleigh

Hawkhurst
Hawkinge
Headcorn

Herne

Herne Bay

Hernhill

Hever

High Halden
High Halstow

Higham

Hildenborough

Hinxhill
Hoath

Hollingbourne

Hoo St Werburgh
Horsmonden

Horton Kirby

Hothfield

Hougham

Hucking
Hunton
Hythe

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I


Ickham
Ide Hill
Ig
htham

Ivychurch
Iwade

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J

Joss Bay
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K


Kemsing

Kenardington

Kennington

Kingsdown
Kingsnorth

Kingston
Knockholt
Knowlton
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L


Lamberhurst

Langley

Langton Green

Leaveland
Leeds

Leigh
Lenham

Leybourne

Leysdown
Linton

Little Chart

Little Mongeham

Littlebourne
Littlestone

Longfield
Loose

Lower Halstow

Lower Hardres

Luddenham
Luddesdown

Lullingstone
Lydd

Lydden
Lyminge

Lympne
Lynsted
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M


Maidstone
Manston
Marden
Margate

Markbeech
Marsh Green
Matfield
Meopham

Mereworth

Mersham
Milstead

Milton Regis

Minster in Sheppey

Minster-in-Thanet
Molash
Monkton

Murston
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N

Nackington

Nettlestead
New Ash Green

New Romney
Newchurch

Newenden
Newington

Newington-near-Hythe

Newnham
Nonington

North Foreland

Northbourne
Northfleet
Norton

Nurstead
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O


Oad Street
Oare
Offham
Old Romney
Orlestone

Ospringe

Otford
Otham
Otterden
Ottinge

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P

Paddlesworth

Paddock Wood

Patrixbourne

Pedlinge
Pembury
Penenden Heath

Penshurst
Petham

Platt
Plaxtol
Pluckley
Postling
Preston-next-Faversham

Preston-near-Wingham
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Q


Queenborough

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R

Rainham
Ramsgate
Reading Street
Reculver
Richborough
Ringlestone

Ringwould

Ripple

River
Riverhead
Rochester
Rolvenden
Ruckinge
Rusthall

Ryarsh

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S


Saltwood

Sandgate

Sandhurst
Sandwich

Seal

Seasalter

Sellindge

Selling
Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks Weald

Sevington

Shadoxhurst
Sheerness

Sheldwich

Shepherdswell

Shipbourne

Sholden
Shoreham

Shorne
Singlewell
Sissinghurst
Sittingbourne
Smarden

Smeeth

Snargate

Snave
Snodland

Southfleet

Speldhurst

St Margaret-at-Cliffe

St Mary in the Marsh

St Mary’s Bay

St Mary Hoo

St Nicolas at Wade

St Peter’s

Stalisfield

Stanford

Stansted
Staple
Staplehurst
Stelling Minis

Stockbury

Stone near Dartford

Stone in Oxney

Stourmouth
Strood

Sturry

Sundridge

Sutton at Hone

Sutton Valence
Swalecliffe

Swanley

Swanley Village
Swanscombe

Swingfield

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T


Tankerton

Temple Ewell
Tenterden
Teston
Teynham

Thanington
Throwley
Thurnham

Tilmanstone
Tonbridge

Tonge
Tovil

Trottiscliffe

Tudeley
Tunbridge Wells
Tunstall
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U


Ulcombe

Underriver
Upchurch

Upnor
Upper Hardres



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W


Waldershare

Walderslade

Walmer

Waltham

Warehorne
Wateringbury

West Farleigh

West Langdon

West Malling
West Peckham

Westbere

Westcliffe

Westenhanger
Westerham

Westgate-on-Sea

Westwell

Whitfield

Whitstable

Wichling
Wickhambreaux

Wilmington

Wingham

Wittersham

Womenswold

Woodchurch

Woodnesborough

Wootton
Wormshill

Worth

Wouldham
Wrotham
Wye

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Y


Yalding
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