Place:Fordwich, Kent, England

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NameFordwich
Alt namesForewicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates51.3°N 1.133°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoBridge Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Bridge Blean Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Canterbury (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality to which the parish was transferred in 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Fordwich is a very small town and a civil parish in east Kent, on the River Stour, northeast of Canterbury.

It is the smallest community by population in Britain with a town council. Its population increased by 30 between 2001 and 2011.[1]

Although many miles inland, it was the main port for Canterbury, which traded directly with London and Channel ports and indirectly with the near Continent, before the Wantsum Channel silted up making the Isle of Thanet part of mainland England.

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