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Coldred, Kent

Coldred is a small rural community, some 7 miles NW of Dover. One of the highest places in East Kent, nearly 400 ft above sea level, it has the reputation of being a "healthy and salubrious place in which to live". As far back as 1700, Coldred held the county record for the longevity of its inhabitants. With just 55 dwellings and a church, the rural scene has changed very little over the centuries.
DistrictDover
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR2746
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
 

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

Colret

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

Coldred, par., E. Kent, 5 miles NW. of Dover, 1552 ac., pop. 150; the church stands in the centre of an old Roman or Celtic entrenchment.

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