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West Langdon, Kent

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West Langdon, Kent

West Langdon is a village in the Dover district of Kent, England. It is located five miles north of Dover town. The name Langdon derives from an Old English word meaning long hill. The first known written reference dates to 861 AD, mentioning one Langandune, but around 1200 AD there was a reference to Estlangedoun (East Langdon, about one mile to the south east) and Westlangedone. The Church is dedicated to Saint Mary. The remains of West Langdon Abbey are nearby.
Post townDover
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR3147
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01304

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

Langdon ~ Langdon West

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

Langdon, West, par., Kent, 4 miles N. of Dover, 705 ac., pop. 105.

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