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Ightham, Kent

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Ightham, Kent

Ightham is a village in Kent, England, located approximately four miles east of Sevenoaks and six miles north of Tonbridge. The parish includes the hamlet of Ivy Hatch. It is most famous for the nearby medieval manor of Ightham Mote although the village itself is of even greater antiquity. Ightham is not mentioned in Domesday Book but place name evidence implies the name is derived from the Saxon 'Ehtaham'. 'Ehta' is a Jutish personal name, while 'ham' means settlement.
DistrictTonbridge & Malling
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5956
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01732 88
Population2,030 (2007)

Other names by which Ightham, Kent has been known in the past


Ightham, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ightham, par. and vil., mid. Kent, 4½ miles NE. of Sevenoaks, 2611 ac., pop. 1254; P.O., T.O.; on Oldberry Hill, the highest portion of Ightham Common, is a Roman camp occupying about 127 ac.; in vicinity of vil. are Ightham Court and Ightham Moat, seats.

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