Wootton, Kent

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Wootton
Wootton is located in Kent
Wootton
Wootton
Location within Kent
Population372 (2011 Census)[1]
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCanterbury
Postcode districtCT4
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°10′30″N 1°10′48″E / 51.175°N 1.18°E / 51.175; 1.18Coordinates: 51°10′30″N 1°10′48″E / 51.175°N 1.18°E / 51.175; 1.18

Wootton is a village in the civil parish of Denton with Wootton, and the Dover District of Kent, England.

The village is 7 miles (11 km) northwest from the channel port of Dover, and 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast from the county town of Maidstone. The major A2 London to Dover road is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the northeast. Denton, the other parish village, is 1 mile to the northwest.

Wootton was the birthplace of the mathematician and surveyor Leonard Digges, who some claim invented a functioning telescope some time between 1540 and 1559.

It once had a Baptist chapel, linked to the Eythorne Baptist Church group. The worldwide known Lydden Hill Race Circuit, the so-called "Home of Rallycross", is located near Wootton village. The civil parish is called Denton with Wootton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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