Coldred

Coldred is a village in the Shepherdswell with Coldred civil parish in the Dover District of Kent, England.

Coldred
St Pancras church - geograph.org.uk - 634027.jpg
St Pancras, Coldred's Grade I listed Saxon church
Coldred is located in Kent
Coldred
Coldred
Location within Kent
Civil parish
  • Sherpherdswell with Coldred
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDover
Postcode districtCT15
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°10′30″N 1°14′42″E / 51.175°N 1.245°E / 51.175; 1.245Coordinates: 51°10′30″N 1°14′42″E / 51.175°N 1.245°E / 51.175; 1.245

The village name derives from the charcoal burners who lived here before the Norman conquest of England.[citation needed] The Oxford Dictionary of Place Names lists various spellings: Coeldred, Coelret and Colret.[citation needed]

Coldred, at nearly 400 feet (122 m) above sea level, is one of the highest places in East Kent.[citation needed]

The village contains 55 dwellings,[citation needed] and a church dedicated to St Pancras. Village children attend the primary school at Shepherdswell, less than 1 mile (2 km) to the northwest.

Coldred's population, which in 1994 was 110,[citation needed] is included in the civil parish of Sheperdswell with Coldred.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Coldred at Wikimedia Commons