Place:East Langdon, Kent, England

NameEast Langdon
Coordinates51.1647°N 1.3355°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoDover Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Langdon, Kent, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1963
Dover (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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East Langdon is a village in the Dover district of Kent, England, five miles NE of Dover town.

East Langdon was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The word Langdon goes back to Old English, meaning long hill. The first reference to the village, in 861, mentions one Langandune, but a reference in 1291 mentions Estlangedoun and Westlangedone, the latter village of West Langdon being located about one mile to the north west.

The church is dedicated to Saint Augustine. The remains of West Langdon Abbey are nearby.

East Langdon was a civil parish in Dover Rural District from 1894 until 1963 when it was combined with West Langdon into the civil parish of Langdon. Since 1974 the area has been part of the Dover non-metropolitan District.

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