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Eastry, Kent

Eastry is a civil parish and remote, yet historically significant village four kilometres SW of Sandwich, in Kent, that was voted "Kent Village of the Year 2005". The name is from Anglo-Saxon Éast-rige, meaning "eastern province" (c.f. Suth-rige "southern province"), also recorded as Éastregé, from éasterra gé (lit. "more easterly area").
DistrictDover
Post townDover
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR3054
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01304
Population2,168 (Parish)
 

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

Estrei

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

Eastry, par. and vil., E. Kent, 2½ miles SW. of Sandwich, 2733 ac., pop. 1380; P.O., T.O.; was the seat of the kings of Kent; near the church is Eastry Court, old mansion.

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