Tenterden  Kent


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Tenterden like this:

Tenterden, mun. bor., market town, cinque port liberty, and par., Kent, 6½ miles NW. of Appledore ry. sta. and 10 miles N. of Eye - par., 8471 ac., pop. 3511; bor. and cinque port liberty (limb of the ancient town of Eye), 8948 ac., pop. 3620; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Friday. ...

The bor. (incorporated by Henry VI.) extends into Ebony par. Tenterden is situated on a height surrounded by hop plantations, and was at one time only 3 miles - now it is 12 miles - from the sea. St Mildred's parish church, with its lofty pinnacled tower - the "Tenterden steeple" proverbially said to have been the cause of the Goodwin Sands - was part of the monastery of St Augustine. The trade is almost purely local.

Tenterden through time

Tenterden is now part of Ashford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ashford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tenterden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tenterden, in Ashford and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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