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  • Check out historical buildings

    by sk8ermum Updated Apr 17, 2007

    Great history here. Earliest records go back to around 699. The village is listed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Most houses are grade 2 listed.
    The Manor house is very ancient and is mentioned in the Doomsday book when it was given to Odo, Bishop of Baieux in 1086.
    Tappington Farm is cited in the ancient records of Dover Castle as part of the estates of the Barony of Fobert and it is believed the Black Prince lived there.
    The Church is originally Saxon although largely now of 13th century construction. Little Maydeken was built around 1420, maybe earlier and in the 19th century was both a sweet shop and the village school! The majority of houses are 15th century. The village once had 2 Inns, a bakers, generalstore/butchers, cobblers, carpenters, garage, brewery, dairy and post office. Only an Inn remains - The Jackdaw.
    A vehicle count in 1785 recorded 6 wagons and 4 carts. In 2005 over 10,000 vehicles passed through per day - the road is as narrow now as it was then!

    1908 Village green village fete Manor house Visiting the Inn

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  • Take great care crossing the road

    by sk8ermum Written Jan 30, 2007

    The road through Denton has become a rat run, there is a constant stream of speeding traffic and huge lorries spoiling this lovely little village

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    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 11, 2006

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    Lovely home cooking and a great pint make this place a superp place to eat your traditional sunday roast, its got a real oldie worldie atmosphere with its exposed oak beams, well worth a try if your on your way to the bigger towns of Folkestone or Canterbury

    Favorite Dish: Try the sunday roasts, i had roast beef with yorkshire pudding and horseradish sauce Mmmmmmmm

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