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Wittersham in Kent

Wittersham is situated between Rye and Tenterden on the B2082, lying on the high ground of the Isle of Oxney, which at an earlier time was surrounded by water. The Isle of Oxney has wonderful views of unspoiled rolling countryside.

The village has a long history; the village sign having the image of a Danish longship incorporated into the design. It is believed that the Danes occupied an area of the Isle of Oxney in AD 892 as it offered a vantage point to observe the troops of Alfred the Great were camped at nearby Newenden.

In the village there is an attractive 13th century church - St John the Baptist and one remaining traditional pub The Swan, serving real ale. On Tuesday mornings there is a community market.

Stocks Mill, about one mile away from Wittersham on the B2082 is a fine example of a post mill, being built in 1781, the largest of its type in Kent. The white-weatherboarded mill is thought to have been moved from another site. Although the mill is no longer in production it is open to the public on Sunday afternoons in the Summer.

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What's On in Wittersham?

  • Santus Circus

    Wednesday 24th August for 6 days
    Location: East Guldeford

    Traditional circus with a French flavour. The 2016 production is titled 'Legends'. It includes top international artistes from Brazil, Ethiopia, ... more

  • Nature Treasure Trail

    Wednesday 24th August @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Rye Harbour Family Drop In Event Follow the trail around the reserve, hunt for the clues, solve the puzzles and ... more

  • Children's Craft Afternoon

    Thursday 25th August @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    £2 per child with accompanying adult Suits ages 4-10 years Children’s Craft Afternoon - Have fun making pirate themed crafts. ... more

  • Phil Law and Friends

    Thursday 25th August
    Location: Rye

    Phil Law and Friends - jazz, blues and more at the Standard Inn, The Mint, Rye. A Free event. ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 25th August @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Multi-instrumentalist Paul Higgs will be performing his ‘Brief History of Jazz’ on trumpet and flugel, accompanied by Roger Lewin on ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 26th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • Wild Woodland Holiday Club

    Friday 26th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    A whole day of fun for children aged 6-11 as we mark the end of the summer with woodcrafts, campfire ... more

  • Andy Williams - Solo Guitar

    Friday 26th August @ 6:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Andy Williams - Cool solo guitar - will be playing American Jazz, Sambas and Bos Novas at La Maison late ... more

  • Jazz Train

    Friday 26th August @ 6:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Jazz Festival welcomes the great duo Bernie and Steve who blend jazz and latin rhythms - entrance £5 (includes ... more

  • Rye Bay Crew

    Friday 26th August @ 8:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Bay Crew - 2 classically trained singers, a versatile guitarist and singing shipwright swing into the Festival with many ... more

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