Seismic activity has occasionally been recorded in Kent, though the epicentres were offshore. Together, the two Kent authorities have 38 of the 164 grammar schools remaining in Britain.[69][70]. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. The 2007 earthquake caused physical damage in Folkestone. In October 2015 UKIP lost overall control following a series of resignations, although remaining the largest party, only for UKIP to regain control once more following ward elections in August 2016. Main transmitters providing these services are at West Hougham, near Dover and Blue Bell Hill, between Chatham and Maidstone. Those parts of Kent closest to London such as Swanley, Westerham, Dartford, Gravesend, and Sevenoaks lie within the ITV London and BBC London areas, taking their television signals from the Crystal Palace transmitter. List of Street Names in City of Toronto, Ontario, Maps and Streets Views Learn more about London. [22][23] In 1998 Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham left the administrative county of Kent to form the Unitary Authority of Medway. [55] Kent has also been the home to artists including Frank Auerbach, Tracey Emin and Stass Paraskos. By 1618, storehouses, a ropewalk, a drydock, and houses for officials had been built downstream from Chatham. West and Central Kent have long had many City of London commuters. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. The meaning has been explained as 'coastal district,' 'corner-land' or 'land on the edge' (compare Welsh cant 'bordering of a circle, tire, edge,' Breton cant 'circle'). The "Date" is the range of years during which the change took place, starting in 1857. But here we must confine ourselves to the Anglo-Saxon names; and in reviewing those being mentioned above it will be seen that the great majority represent originally isolated farms and properties each held by a single individual or family. The railways were privatised in 1996 and most Kent passenger services were franchised to Connex South Eastern. [11] The second designated English cathedral was in Kent at Rochester Cathedral. Kent was one of the first British territories to be settled by Germanic tribes, most notably the Jutes, following the withdrawal of the Romans. The sites of Richborough Castle and Dover Castle, along with two strategic sites along Watling Street, were fortified by the Romans and Normans. By the 1850s, SER's networks had expanded to Ashford, Ramsgate, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, and the Medway towns. In the council elections of May 2015 the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) took control of the Council[which? [29], The Wealden dome is a Mesozoic structure lying on a Palaeozoic foundation, which can often create the right conditions for coal formation. At the 2013 county council elections, control of Kent County Council was held by the Conservatives, who won 44 of the council's 83 seats. Although many were destroyed by aircraft, anti-aircraft guns and barrage balloons, both London and Kent were hit by around 2,500 of these bombs. [77] The Kent Women cricket team has won the Women's County Championship seven times since it was established in 1997. The word croft, meaning an enclosed field or small farm, is often used though perhaps not in the earliest times; and the word barton or burton, derived from bere, “barley,” and tun, “enclosure,” and meaning the rickyard or granary of a private estate, is common; while the word staple or stable, as in Stapleford and Whitstable means the storehouse of a property. Nearer to London, market gardens also flourish. [59] Cement-making, papermaking, and coal-mining were important industries in Kent during the 19th and 20th centuries. [13], Kent was traditionally partitioned into East and West Kent, and into lathes and hundreds. Caesar wrote that the people of Kent were 'by far the most civilised inhabitants of Britain'. There was no open-field system, and the large tracts were owned by the two great abbeys, Christ Church, Canterbury and St Augustine's Abbey, that did not pass into the hands of the king during the Reformation. [17], The Royal Navy first used the River Medway in 1547. The most common termination in Anglo-Saxon place-names is the old tun, the modern ton, as in Sutton, Bolton and so forth; and this word tun does not mean “town” but simply a hedged or fenced dwelling. The club was a founder member of the County Championship in 1890 and has won the competition, the major domestic first-class cricket competition, seven times. There was little if any damage reported. In motorsport, the Brands Hatch circuit near Swanley has played host to a number of national and international racing events and hosted 12 runnings of the British Grand Prix in various years between 1964 and 1986. The word worth, meaning a defined possession or estate, is found in many place-names such as Tamworth and Kenilworth; and the termination worthy, the Anglo-Saxon weorthig, means a protected or “warded” place. The Medway Estuary has been an important port and naval base for 500 years. Teams have represented the county since the early 18th century. Before moving to Rebecca's current city of University Place, WA, Rebecca lived in Prospect KY, Apo AE and Sumter SC. Miskin Radio (Dartford and Gravesend): online only. [42], North Kent is heavily industrialised with cement-making at Northfleet and Cuxton, brickmaking at Sittingbourne, shipbuilding on the Medway and Swale, engineering and aircraft design and construction at Rochester, chemicals at Dartford and papermaking at Swanley, and oil refining at Grain. [28] Dartford, Gravesend, the Medway towns, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Canterbury, Deal, and Dover are built on chalk. The old word for forest has come down to us in forms such as weald, wald, and wold, as in the Cotswolds; and thus Waltham means “the home in the forest,” and Walden “the valley in the forest.” The Anglo-Saxon treo, a “tree,” occurs in place-names such as Manningtree, and Oswestry (Oswald`s Tree). Maidstone Community Radio (MCR): online only. The A2 runs through Dartford (A207), Gravesend, Rochester, Canterbury, and Dover; the A20 through Eltham, Wrotham, Maidstone, Charing, Ashford. [64] However further plans for a Thames Estuary Airport on the Kent coast have subsequently emerged, including the Thames Hub Airport, again sited on the Isle of Grain and designed by Lord Foster,[65][66] and the London Britannia Airport plan, colloquially known as "Boris Island" due to its being championed by the former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, which would see a six runway airport built on an artificial island to be towards the Shivering Sands area, north-east of Whitstable. In 2002, it was revealed that the government was considering building a new four-runway airport on the marshland near the village of Cliffe on Hoo Peninsula. The city of Canterbury was the largest in Kent. Place of Burial: Bedford: Immediate Family: Son of Eoppa Father of Ealhmund, Under King Of Kent. [33] The Medway has captured the head waters of other rivers such as the River Darent. Charter flights are provided by Lydd Airport at Lydd. Kent's two canals are the Royal Military Canal between Hythe and Rye, which still exists, and the Thames and Medway Canal between Strood and Gravesend. Thunor, the Thunder-god, has left his name at Thundersfield in Surrey and Thundersleigh in Essex; and the name of Thor is to be seen in Thurleigh in Bedfordshire, Thursford in Norfolk, and Kirby Thore in Westmorland. [12], In the 11th century, the people of Kent adopted the motto Invicta, meaning "undefeated" or "unconquered". Sevenoaks Hockey Club's women first XI plays in the second tier of national competition. In the early 19th century, smugglers were very active on the Kent coastline. Because of its relative abundance of fruit-growing and hop gardens, Kent is known as "The Garden of England".[3]. Kent has four universities: Canterbury Christ Church University with campuses throughout East Kent; University of Kent, with campuses in Canterbury and Medway; University of Greenwich (a London University), with sites at Woolwich, Eltham, London and Medway; the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) also has three of its five campuses in the county. Although much of Britain adopted a comprehensive education system in the 1970s, Kent County Council (KCC) and Medway Unitary Authority are among around fifteen[69] Finally, there is the 2 ft 6 in (0.76 m), industrial Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, previously the Bowaters Paper Railway. [59] Britain's railways were nationalised in 1948, forming British Railways (shortened to British Rail in the mid-1960s). Gangs such as The Aldington Gang brought spirits, tobacco and salt to the county, and transported goods such as wool across the sea to France.[21]. From about 1900, several coal pits operated in East Kent. Hythe, Folkestone and Dover; the A21 around Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and on to Hastings in East Sussex. Kent has two county-wide stations – BBC Radio Kent, based in Tunbridge Wells; and the commercial station KMFM, owned by the KM Group. In addition to the "main line" railways, there are several light, heritage, and industrial railways in Kent. Some of Kent is contiguous with the Greater London sprawl, notably parts of Dartford. The M26 motorway, built-in 1980, provides a short link between the M25 at Sevenoaks and the M20 near Wrotham. This is believed to be the result of Kent being a front line county during the Napoleonic Wars. The county's first commercial station was originally known as Invicta FM and began broadcasting in 1984. A number of significant artists came from Kent, including Thomas Sidney Cooper, a painter of landscapes, often incorporating farm animals,[54] Richard Dadd, a maker of faery paintings, and Mary Tourtel, the creator of the children's book character, Rupert Bear. They occur in two major troughs, which extend under the English Channel.[30]. Cricket has traditionally been a popular sport in the county and Kent is considered one of the locations in which the game first developed. [22] Container ports are at Ramsgate and Thamesport. The god Saeter, too, comes down to us in Satterleigh in Devon and Satterthwaite in Lancashire. [63] This plan was dropped in 2003 following protests by cultural and environmental groups. Spanning Dover and Westerham is the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Other venues for live music include Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone and the Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells. Music education is provided by Kent Music (formerly Kent Music School),[74] which has its origins in the 1940s. The # symbol indicates that it does not appear in later editions of the LCC books ( see Notes below ). This article is about the county in England. When the Anglo-Saxon invaders began widely to settle in Britain in the Fifth to Seventh Centuries they generally displayed that same tendency towards domestic exclusiveness, privacy, and independence which has remained a national characteristic ever since, and which is now exemplified in the saying that an Englishman`s home is his castle. In a later chapter dealing with Danes and the terminations of Danish place-names in Britain, such as –by, -thorpe, -thwaite, -toft and –beck; and there are many others of Scandinavian origin, such as –dale, -fleet, -gill, -ness, and –ster, while many Viking heroes have left their names, such as Grim, Orm, Hakon, Asgar, and so forth, in places such as Grimsby, Ormsby, Haconby, Asgarby, and the like. The landscape painter J. M. W. Turner spent part of his childhood in the town of Margate in East Kent, and regularly returned to visit it throughout his life. Markets or market-towns were sometimes called by the old word ceap, “barter,” which now has various forms suc has chap, cheap, and chip, as in Chepstow, Cheapside and Chipstead. At this time, before the invention of photography, draughtsmen were used to draw maps and topographical representations of the fields of battle, and after the wars ended many of these settled permanently in the county in which they had been based. The Venerable Bede’s Ecclesiastical history of England, Ecclesiastical History of England Book II, Ecclesiastical History of England Book III, Ecclesiastical History of England Book IV, Ecclesiastical History of England Book V, A History of Western Europe A.D. 1 – 455, The Church & The Archbishops of Canterbury, The Old Testament in the New Testament Church, Rugians, Wends & tribal Slavonic Settlers, The English/Anglo-Saxon Church “Western Rite”, The English/Anglo-Saxon Church in the Tenth & Eleventh Centuries, Family Settlements & Early & Later Organisation, The unification of England and the struggle with the Northmen, Settlements in the South Western Counties, The Anglo-Saxon Language, Customs & Institutions, Martyr-King Harold and the Norman Conquest (1066 – 1070). Blackheath FC, a club within the historic boundaries of the county, play in third-tier National League 1. Deal Castle, Walmer Castle, Sandown Castle (whose remains were eroded by the sea in the 1990s) were constructed in late mediaeval times, and HM Dockyard, at Chatham and its surrounding castles and forts—Upnor Castle, Great Lines, and Fort Amherst—more recently. This station is in addition to the existing station at Ashford International, which has suffered a massive cut in service as a result. There are two nuclear power stations at Dungeness, although the older one, Dungeness A, built in 1965, was decommissioned in 2006.[43]. Kent is home to two National League netball clubs, both based in northwest Kent: Telstars (Premier Division 2) and KCNC (Premier Division 3). By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center. Indeed it is noticeable that very few such homesteads were built near the great Roman roads. Kent clubs in the higher levels of non-league football include the current incarnation of Maidstone United and Dover Athletic playing in the National League along with Ebbsfleet United, who were promoted in 2017. Maidstone United was a Football League side from 1989 until going bankrupt in 1992. There are nine Anglo-Saxon churches in Kent. Forts were built all along the coast following the raid on the Medway, a successful attack by the Dutch navy on the shipyards of the Medway towns in 1667.[19]. Kent has three unique vernacular architecture forms: the oast house, the Wealden hall house, and Kentish peg-tiles. The Coal Measures within the Westphalian Sandstone are about 250–400 m (820–1,310 ft) deep, and are subject to flooding. [58] This and the London and Greenwich Railway later merged into South Eastern Railway (SER). A 2014 study found that Kent shares significant reserves of shale oil with other neighbouring counties, totalling 4.4 billion barrels of oil, which then Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon said "will bring jobs and business opportunities" and significantly help with UK energy self-sufficiency. This dome consists of an upper layer of chalk above successive layers of Upper Greensand, Gault Clay, Lower Greensand, Weald Clay, and Wealden sandstone. The father of novelist Charles Dickens worked at the Chatham Dockyard; in many of his books, the celebrated novelist featured the scenery of Chatham, Rochester, and the Cliffe marshes. Thus Glev(um) became Glou-cester, Venta became Win-chester, Man(ucium) became Man-chester, and so forth. Kent also had a second major railway, the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR). Some of the native Romano-British population likely remained in the area, eventually assimilating with the newcomers. Dartford currently play in National League South, the sixth tier of the English football pyramid. In this he was similar to the Celt and unlike the German, for more than half the Celtic place-names in Britain and Ireland contain the words llan, kil or bally, all of which mean a fenced enclosure of some sort; and it has been influenced to some extent by a habit of exclusiveness which was a British characteristic of long standing in our country. The word holm which occurs in many place-names, originally meant a mound, but was afterwards used for any raised ground. County-wide papers include the Kent Messenger, Kent on Saturday, Kent on Sunday, and the Kent and Sussex Courier. Then again a great many place-names are derived from words descriptive of the situation of the homestead, and this, too, rather indicates that the farm or estate stood by itself in country surroundings and was not a large settlement. The county's largest theatre is the Marlowe Theatre in the centre of Canterbury. This naming followed the invasion of Britain by William of Normandy as he was unable to subdue the county and they negotiated favourable terms. The artist Clive Head was also born in Kent. Anglo-Saxon Place Names. KMFM previously consisted of seven local stations which covered different areas of the county (and are still technically seven different licences) but have shared all programming since 2012[78]. [66][67] The Medway megaliths were built during the Neolithic era. France can be seen clearly in fine weather from Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover. When the theatre of operation moved to the Atlantic, this role was assumed by Portsmouth and Plymouth, with Chatham concentrating on shipbuilding and ship repair. At the 2007 local elections[out of date], control of Medway Council was held by the Conservatives; 33 of the council's 55 seats were held by the Conservatives, 13 by the Labour Party, 8 by the Liberal Democrats and 1 by an Independent. As an indication of the area's military importance, the first Ordnance Survey map ever drawn was a one-inch map of Kent, published in 1801. Jack Cade's Kent rebellion of 1450, and Wyatt's Rebellion of 1554 against Queen Mary I. [8] Of the migrating tribes, the Jutes were the most prominent, and the area became a Jutish kingdom[9] recorded as Cantia in about 730 and Cent in 835. Kent is represented in cricket by Kent County Cricket Club. The name Kent is believed to be of British Celtic origin. Rio's in Kentish Town dubs itself "London's Leading Naturist Health Spa." [60] Following financial difficulties, Connex lost the franchise and was replaced by South Eastern Trains and after Southeastern.[61]. Thus the royal house of Oiscing in Kent was that of the descendant of Oisc; and hence place-names such as Warrington, Uppingham, and Wallingford represent the Warring family enclosure, the Upping family home, the Walling family ford over the river, and so forth; and the hundreds of such names show that individual families and not tribes are meant. The Anglo-Saxon geat, meaning a “way,” is also found in the form of gate in the case of settlements on a highway, as for example Reigate which really means the Ridge Way. The East Kent coast inspired many of his works, including some of his most famous seascapes. A new station, Ebbsfleet International, opened between Dartford and Gravesend, serving northern Kent. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. At the national level, Kent is represented in Parliament by 17 MPs, all of whom were Conservative until the general election of June 2017. The most likely reason for this is that in 1086 Hamon, dapifer and Sheriff of Kent, owned the manor and, perhaps illegally, annexed it to Kent. This is higher than the whole of England for construction and transport/communications and lower for manufacturing. In association football, Kent's highest ranked football team is Gillingham FC, who play in Football League One. Man in the British Isles – A Brief History, Society, Religion and Politics in the Nineteenth Century, Population Growth & Distribution Since 1801, Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century County Durham, The Industrial Revolution: Industries, Towns, and Personalities, The Diocese of Winchester Before the Reformation, An Agricultural County in an Industrial Age, Yorkshire Transport: Navigations & Canals, Yorkshire after the Industrial Revolution. Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. In rugby union, Canterbury RFC play in the fourth-tier of English rugby in the National League 2 South. The Kent Coalfield was mined during the 20th century at several collieries,[45] There is a rich sequence of Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Roman era occupation, as indicated by finds and features such as the Ringlemere gold cup and the Roman villas of the Darent valley. [49] These two dioceses ensured that every village had a parish church. France is 34 kilometres (21 mi) across the Strait.[26]. Here it turns north and breaks through the North Downs at Rochester, then joins the estuary of the River Thames near Sheerness. There are several community radio stations in Kent including: The KM Group, KOS Media and Kent Regional News and Media all provide local newspapers for most of the large towns and cities. Another word for name. Gravesend RFC and Tonbridge Juddians both play in the fifth-tier National League 3 London & SE. [clarification needed][50] There remained a need to defend London and thus Kent. In 2005–06, Kent County Council and Medway introduced a standardised school year, based on six terms, as recommended by the Local Government Association in its 2000 report, "The Rhythms of Schooling".[72]. Our Anglo-Saxon ancestors were essentially farmers, city life having little attraction for them; and there on their farm-lands, or behind the fences of their homes, they developed that independence and that power to mind their own business, which is one of the strongest characteristics of our race. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. 17 seats were won by the United Kingdom Independence Party, 13 by the Labour Party, 7 by the Liberal Democrats, 1 by the Green Party and 1 by the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents Association. It borders the Thames Estuary and the North Sea to the north, and the Straits of Dover and the English Channel to the south. Coal mining has also played its part in Kent's industrial heritage. Kent has the highest number of National Challenge schools in England: schools which are branded 'failing' based on the British Government's floor targets that 30% of pupils achieve at least 5 GCSE grades A* to C.[75] Of the 63 secondary modern schools, 33 missed this target; thus 52% of Kent secondary modern schools (34% out of all 96 maintained secondary schools) are 'failing'.[76]. Place Code Country Admin1 Admin2 Admin3; 1: Ealing: W5: United Kingdom: England: Greater London 51.512/-0.302: 2: Kensington: W8: United Kingdom: England: Greater London Summary: Rebecca Sawyer is 47 years old and was born on 12/25/1973. By the reign of Elizabeth I (1558–1603) a small dockyard had been established at Chatham. Shoreline FM (Romney Marsh) broadcasting since January 2020 on 101.1FM. Cabin FM broadcasting to Herne Bay on 94.6FM. In 1965 the London boroughs of Bromley and Bexley were created from nine towns formerly in Kent. Both of these options were dropped in 2014 in favour of expansion at either Gatwick or Heathrow Airport, the latter finally being the chosen option following Theresa May's installation as Prime Minister in summer 2016. The earliest locomotive-driven passenger-carrying railway in Britain was the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway which opened in 1830. Kent currently has more motorways by distance than any other county in the UK, with sections of the M2, M20, M25 and M26 totalling 173 km (107 mi) within the extents of the ceremonial county. Kent was also the location of the largest number of art schools in the country during the nineteenth century, estimated by the art historian David Haste, to approach two hundred. On 10 August 2003, in the hamlet of Brogdale near Faversham the temperature reached 38.5 Â°C (101.3 Â°F), at that time the hottest temperature ever officially recorded in the United Kingdom. When did the West fall away from Holy Orthodoxy? West Kent Community Radio (WKCR) serving Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. These roads are now approximately the A2, B2068, A257, and the A28. Kent's economy is greatly diversified; haulage, logistics, and tourism are major industries. The medieval Cinque Ports, except for the Port of Dover, have all now silted up. [18], By the 17th century, tensions between Britain and the powers of the Netherlands and France led to increasing military build-up in the county. Fracking in the area is required to achieve these objectives; it has been opposed by environmental groups.[35]. [20] Many of the Georgian naval buildings still stand. This page was last edited on 23 January 2021, at 02:21. [33][34] The river is tidal as far as Allington lock, but in earlier times, cargo-carrying vessels reached as far upstream as Tonbridge. [41], However, in recent years, there has been a significant drop in agriculture, and industry and services are increasing their utilisation of the area. This is found in East Kent roughly between Deal, Canterbury, and Dover. [7] The extreme west of the modern county was by the time of Roman Britain occupied by an Iron Age tribe known as the Regnenses. The common termination sted or stead, the olde stede, also means an enclosed place, as in Stansted and Wanstead; and this is sometimes combined with ham, as in Hampstead (“homestead”) and Berkhamstead. The club is based at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury and also plays matches at the Nevill Ground in Royal Tunbridge Wells and the County Cricket Ground, Beckenham. The walled cities or fortresses of Roman-British times were given the name caster, cester, caister or chester, as in Lancaster, Cirencester, Caister, Chester and Manchester; and in many such cases the old Roman-British name was retained, indicating that in such cities the original population still continued to live. So, too, stoke, stock, stow, stowe, and stol, as in Basingstoke, Tavistock, Chepstow, Edwinstowe, and Bristol, all mean a fenced or stockade enclosure. The station was closed and merged with several other Heart stations in the south of England in 2019 to form Heart South, with the Kent studios in Whitstable closing and production moving to Fareham in Hampshire. [62] The high speed lines will be utilised to provide a faster train service to coastal towns like Ramsgate and Folkestone. Following the closures across the lower Medway, and the Swale to the Isle of Sheppey, during the 20th century, the Woolwich Ferry is the only domestic ferry that runs in the broadest definition of the county. These are the results of erosion of the Wealden dome, a dome across Kent and Sussex created by alpine movements 20–10 million years ago. With the Roman invasion, a road network was constructed to connect London to the Channel ports of Dover, Lympne and Richborough. The word port was similarly used, as in Stockport and Portway. [31] A further quake on 22 May 2015 measured 4.2 on the Richter Scale. Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Ashford, and Folkestone are built on greensand,[27] while Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells are built on sandstone. 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