Place:East Kennet, Wiltshire, England

NameEast Kennet
Alt namesEast Kennettsource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoSelkley Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Marlborough Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Marlborough and Ramsbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Kennet District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Family History Library Catalog

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East Kennett is a small village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, west of Marlborough. The United Kingdom Census 2011 recorded a parish population of 84.[1]

The River Kennet forms most of the northern boundary of the parish, and the village lies close to the river. The neighbouring village of West Kennett is on the opposite bank a short distance upstream, in Avebury parish.

Wikipedia uses both spellings of Kennet in its article with no discussion on the reason why. Modern maps show "Kennett" while the canal is known as the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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