Place:Barfrestone, Kent, England


Alt namesBarfrestonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
Barfreystonesource: Family History Library Catalog
Berfrestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
Coordinates51.217°N 1.25°E
Located inKent, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Barfrestone is a hamlet in East Kent, UK between Shepherdswell, Eythorne and Nonington and close to the pit villages of Elvington and Snowdown.

Of note are the tiny Grade I listed Norman church, complete with internationally famous carvings around the door. The bell in the adjacent yew tree, and the offices and workshops of L'Arche Kent Community.

Another listed building in the village is the Grade II listed Barfrestone Court,

Alternative spellings are Barfreston and Barfreystone. Old English pronunciation - "Barson" - now known as "Bar-fre-ston", rather than "Bar-fre-stone".

The village is also on the Miner's Way Trail. The trail links up the coalfield parishes of East Kent.

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