Place:West Langdon, Kent, England

NameWest Langdon
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.1789°N 1.3214°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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West Langdon is a village in the Dover district of Kent, England. It is located five miles north of Dover town.

The name Langdon derives from an Old English word meaning long hill. The first known written reference dates to 861 AD, mentioning one Langandune, but around 1200 AD there was a reference to Estlangedoun (East Langdon, about one mile to the south east) and Westlangedone.

The Church is dedicated to Saint Mary. The remains of West Langdon Abbey are nearby.

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

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