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Fordwich, Kent

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Fordwich, Kent

Fordwich is the smallest place in Britain with a town council, having a population of 351 recorded in the 2001 census. It lies in Kent, on the River Stour, northeast of Canterbury. Although it now lies many miles inland, it was the main port for Canterbury before the Wantsum Channel silted up. The channel once separated the Isle of Thanet from the rest of Kent.
DistrictCity of Canterbury
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR1859
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227

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

Fordich ~ Forewich ~ Forewic

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

Fordwich, par., vil., and corporate member of the Cinque Port of Sandwich, E. Kent, on river Stour, 2 miles NE. of Canterbury -- par., 465 ac., pop. 228; corporate member, pop. 243. Fordwich is an ancient town, with a charter of time of Henry II. It gives the title of viscount to Earl Cowper.

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