Place:Cooling, Kent, England

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NameCooling
Alt namesColingesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
Colingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.45°N 0.533°E
Located inKent, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cooling is a village and civil parish on the Hoo Peninsula, overlooking the North Kent Marshes. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 209.

This remote and isolated hamlet has been described as 'the capital of English Lollardry' because of its association with Sir John Oldcastle. The most notable feature of the village is Cooling Castle, built on the edge of the marshes during the 12th century to defend the neighbouring port of Cliffe from the threat of French raiders.

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