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The Downs in Preston

The Downs is a Street in the Kent village of Preston and measures approximately 21 metres long.

There are 29 other streets named The Downs in Great Britain.

The Downs is within the area of Dover District Council who provide services such as refuse collection and are responsible for the collection of council tax and the local parish council is Preston.

The Downs has been given the Unique Street Reference Number of 11301241 in the National Street Gazetteer.

The average elevation of The Downs is roughly 14.20 metres above sea level. with the highest point being 14.20 and the lowest point being 14.20. A change of 0.00 metres.

The Downs is located within the county of Kent which is in the South East (England) region of the UK. 59.32 miles East from the centre of London, 6.51 miles East from the centre of Canterbury, 30.62 miles East from the centre of Maidstone and 44.12 miles South East from the centre of Chelmsford.

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Walking DistancesBlue Circle = 5 Minutes Walk (400 metres)
Green Circle = 10 Minutes Walk (800 metres)
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Sunset and Sunrise times for The Downs

Sunrise07:46
Sunset17:29

Latest Weather Conditions for The Downs

Observed at Weather Station:Manston 31 October 2020 at 10:00 (5.83 miles away)
Current Weather:Overcast
Temperature and Humidity:14.5°C (80.4%)
Wind Direction and Speed:S (24 mph)
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Budget Hotels near The Downs Preston

Budget Hotel NameDistance (miles)
1: Name:Premier Inn Ramsgate Manston Airport
Address:Tothill Street
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4.75
2: Name:Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate Minster
Address:Tothill Street,
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4.77
3: Name:Premier Inn Ramsgate - Manston Airport
Address:Tothill Street,Minster
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4.78
4: Name:Premier Inn Herne Bay
Address:Blacksole Farm, Margate Road, Herne Bay
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5.41
5: Name:Premier Inn Canterbury City Centre
Address:1-7 New Dover Road
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6.34
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Elevation - Height Above Sea Level in Metres

Height of The Downs above Sea Level in Metres
Average HeightMin HeightMax HeightDifference
14.2014.2014.200.00

Frequently asked Questions for The Downs

What Council (Local Authority) is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the local authority area of Dover District Council Council which is a .

What Parish Council is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the area of Preston Parish Council.

What Electoral Ward is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the ward of Little Stour and Ashstone.

What County is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the ceremonial county of Kent.

What Constituency is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the constituency of South Thanet.

What Part of the UK is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the South East (England) region of the United Kingdom.

What County Council area is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the Kent Council area.

What Police Force area is The Downs in?

The Downs is located within the Kent Police area.

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Location Details

The Downs
Map showing the location of The Downs
Latitude51.302146
Longitude1.227343
OS Easting (X):624939
OS Northing (Y):160894
OS Grid Reference:TR249609

Ordnance Survey Landranger Map Series for The Downs

  Population Statistics

ONS Area CodeE00122895
ONS Area NameRural Life
Average Age44.15
Area Population1799.00
Male Population890.00 (49%)
Female Population909.00 (51%)
Benefit Claimants11 (1%)
LSOA Code:E01024206
LSOA Name:Dover 001A
SOA Code:2c
SOA Name:Remoter communities
MSOA Code:E02005041
MSOA Name:Dover 001
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Nearest Supermarkets

Iceland Canterbury 2
Unit 2 Stour Retail Park, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1AD
01227450774
Distance: 5.25 Miles
Directions from The Downs to Iceland Canterbury 2
Sainsburys Herne Bay
Altira Business Park, 6 The Boulevard Herne Bay, Kent , England, CT6 6GZ
01227 360331
Distance: 5.39 Miles
Directions from The Downs to Sainsburys Herne Bay
Asda Canterbury
Sturry Road, Canterbury, CT1 1DG
01227 479719
Distance: 5.72 Miles
Directions from The Downs to Asda Canterbury
Sainsburys Birchington Station Road Local
76 Station Road, Birchington, England, CT7 9RA
1843846597
Distance: 6.08 Miles
Directions from The Downs to Sainsburys Birchington Station Road Local

 Telephone Information

Area Code
Area Code: 01227 - Canterbury

Local Government

Local Council Details
Within the area of Dover District Council
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White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, Kent, CT16 3PJ
Send email
Telephone Number: 01304 821 199
Local Member of Parliament
Within the Westminster Parliamentary Constituency of
The Member of Parliament is Craig Mackinlay
Details for the MP Craig Mackinlay on parliament.uk
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In the 2019 General Election Craig Mackinlay won with a majority of 10,587 the result was Con hold. The total electorate was 73,223
Wards, Parish Councils and County Councils
Ward: Little Stour and Ashstone Ward
Parish: Preston Parish Council
Ceremonial County: Kent
County Council: Kent Council

Nearest Car Parks

High Street Car Park
St Mary's Meadow, Wingham, Kent
Wingham
CT3 1DF
Distance: 2.05 km (click for directions)
Free Parking
Telephone: 01304872459
Operated by: Dover District Council
The Street Car Park
The Street, Ash, Kent
Ash
CT3 2AA
Distance: 2.64 km (click for directions)
Free parking
Telephone: 01304872459
Operated by: Dover District Council
Queen's Road Car Park
Queen's Road, Ash, Kent
Ash
CT3 2BA
Distance: 2.75 km (click for directions)
Free parking
Telephone: 01304872459
Operated by: Dover District Council
High Street Car Park
High Street, Minster, Kent
Minster
CT12 4BU
Distance: 4.30 km (click for directions)
Telephone: 01843577470
Operated by: Thanet District Council
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Nearest Schools

Preston Primary School
Distance: 0.06 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good ( Inspected 10/09/2013)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 128
Address: Preston Primary School, Mill Lane, Preston, CT3 1HB
Head: Miss Linda Taylor (Executive Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from The Downs to Preston Primary School
Wickhambreaux Church of England Primary School
Distance: 2.24 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 1 Outstanding ( Inspected 20/03/2015)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 134
Address: Wickhambreaux Church of England Primary School, The Street, Wickhambreaux, CT3 1RN
Head: Mrs Ann Campling (Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from The Downs to Wickhambreaux Church of England Primary School
Wingham Primary School
Distance: 2.31 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good ( Inspected 24/04/2012)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 209
Address: Wingham Primary School, School Lane, Wingham, CT3 1BD
Head: Miss Linda Taylor (Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from The Downs to Wingham Primary School
Ash Cartwright and Kelsey Church of England Primary School
Distance: 2.54 Miles
Phase: Primary
Ofsted Score: 2 Good ( Inspected 17/10/2019)
Copy of Report: View Ofsted Report
Number of Pupils: 174
Address: Ash Cartwright and Kelsey Church of England Primary School, School Road, Ash, CT3 2JD
Head: Mrs Fiona Crascall (Interim Headteacher)
Website: Visit School Website
Directions from The Downs to Ash Cartwright and Kelsey Church of England Primary School

Nearest Hospitals

St Martin's Hospital
Address: Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT1 1TD,
NHS Sector
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Telephone: 01227 459371
Visit Hospital Website
Distance: 5.52 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to St Martin's Hospital
Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital
Address: King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay, CT6 6EB,
NHS Sector
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01227 594700
Visit Hospital Website
Distance: 5.82 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital
Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Address: Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NG,
NHS Sector
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01227 766877
Visit Hospital Website
Distance: 6.54 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Spencer Private Hospitals, Canterbury
Address: Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, CT1 3NG,
Independent Sector
East Kent Medical Services Ltd
Telephone: 01227 206 700
Visit Hospital Website
Distance: 6.54 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to Spencer Private Hospitals, Canterbury

 Nearest Dentists

Dentists near The Downs

Distance (miles) Name Address Telephone
NHS Dental Practices in The Downs
2.04 Wingham Dental Practice 66 High Street, Wingham CT3 1AA
4.56 High Street (dental Surgery) 43 High Street, Sturry CT2 0BD
5.15 Beech Grove Dental Clinic Beech Grove, Forest Drive, Nonington CT15 4FB
5.28 New Street (dental Surgery) 39 New Street CT13 9BB
5.64 Reculver Road (dental Surgery) 143 Reculver Road CT6 6PD

Nearest GP Surgeries

Doctors near The Downs

Distance (miles) Name Address Postcode Telephone
NHS GP Practices near
2.01 Ariyaratnam 2 Northcourt Road, Wingham CT3 1BN tel:01227 720205
2.71 Ash Surgery Chilton Place, Ash CT3 2HD tel:01304 812227
3.03 Hersden Surgery The Surgery, St. Albans Road, Hersden CT3 4EX
3.26 Littlebourne Surgery 12 Nargate Street, Littlebourne CT3 1UH
3.71 Dr Crosfield C E & Partners Village Hall, The Length, St. Nicholas At Wade CT7 0PW

Nearest Dispensing Chemists

Pharmacies near The Downs

Distance (miles) Name Address Postcode Telephone
Chemists near
2.71 Your Local Boots Pharmacy 22 The Street, Ash CT3 2EW tel:01304 812242
4.37 Touchwood Pharmacy 72 High Street, Minster CT12 4AD tel:01843 821215
4.56 Sturry Pharmacy 8 High Street, Sturry CT2 0BD tel:01227 710451
5.12 Delmergate Limited 38 Broomfield Road, Broomfield CT6 7LY tel:01227 366042
5.20 Your Local Boots Pharmacy 17 Market Street CT13 9DA tel:01304 612047

Nearest Opticians

Opticians near The Downs

Distance (miles) Name Address Postcode Telephone
Opticians near The Downs
3.64 Gulliford Optical Services Orpen, Down Barton Road, St. Nicholas At Wade CT7 0PY
5.24 R & J Moore Ltd (sandwich) 16a King Street CT13 9BT
5.31 A.h.mortley Opticians Ltd 42 King Street CT13 9BL
5.35 Herne Bay Specsavers Limited 6 The Boulevard, Altira Business Park CT6 6GZ
5.70 The Acuity Partnership 7 Burlington Drive, Beltinge CT6 6PG

Nearest Libraries

Ash Library
Ash Village Hall, Ash, Nr Aldershot, Canterbury, CT32BG
Telephone: 01304 812440
Distance: 2.77 Miles
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Directions from The Downs to Ash Library
Minster-in-Thanet Library
4a Monkton Road, Minster In Thanet, CT124EA
Telephone: 01843 821442
Distance: 4.33 Miles
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Directions from The Downs to Minster-in-Thanet Library
Sturry Library
Chafy Crescent, Sturry, Canterbury, CT20BA
Telephone: 01227 711479
Distance: 4.53 Miles
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Directions from The Downs to Sturry Library
Sandwich Library
13 Market Street, Sandwich, CT139DA
Telephone: 08458 247200
Distance: 5.19 Miles
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Directions from The Downs to Sandwich Library

Transport

Nearest Rail Stations

Minster Station is 4.31 miles away.

Address: Minster station, Station Approach, Minster, Kent, CT12 4HX

Minster is situated on the Ashford to Ramsgate Line and is managed by Southeastern.

Minster Station is an unstaffed station.

Directions from The Downs to Minster Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Ashford International00:41:00
Barming01:19:00
Bearsted01:09:00
Borough Green & Wrotham01:32:00
Broadstairs00:12:30
Bromley South02:01:00
Canterbury West00:17:00
Charing (Kent)00:52:00
Chartham00:22:00
Chilham00:26:00
Deal00:16:30
Dover Priory00:40:00
East Malling01:22:00
Ebbsfleet International01:02:00
Folkestone Central00:51:00
Folkestone West00:53:00
Harrietsham01:01:00
Headcorn00:53:00
Hildenborough01:23:30
Hollingbourne01:05:00
Lenham00:57:00
London Bridge01:54:00
London Cannon Street02:03:30
London Charing Cross02:03:00
London St Pancras International01:21:00
London Victoria02:21:00
London Waterloo East01:59:00
Maidstone East01:14:00
Marden (Kent)01:02:00
Margate00:17:30
Martin Mill00:24:30
Orpington01:35:00
Otford01:40:00
Paddock Wood01:08:00
Pluckley00:47:00
Ramsgate00:07:00
Sandling00:58:00
Sandwich00:10:30
Sevenoaks01:28:00
St Mary Cray01:53:00
Staplehurst00:58:00
Stratford International01:14:00
Sturry00:12:00
Swanley01:49:00
Tonbridge01:17:30
Walmer00:19:30
West Malling01:25:00
Westenhanger01:01:00
Wye00:32:00

Adisham Station is 4.38 miles away.

Address: Adisham station, Station Road, Adisham, Kent, CT3 3JE

Adisham is situated on the Chatham Main Line and is managed by Southeastern.

Adisham Station is an unstaffed station.

Directions from The Downs to Adisham Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Aylesham00:03:00
Bekesbourne00:04:00
Bromley South01:29:00
Canterbury East00:10:00
Chatham00:56:00
Dover Priory00:20:00
Faversham00:27:00
Gillingham (Kent)00:51:00
Kearsney (Kent)00:14:00
London Victoria01:47:30
Longfield01:14:30
Meopham01:10:30
Newington00:43:00
Rainham (Kent)00:46:00
Rochester00:59:00
Selling00:19:00
Shepherds Well00:10:00
Sittingbourne00:38:00
Snowdown00:06:00
Teynham00:32:00

Sturry Station is 4.54 miles away.

Address: Sturry station, Island Road, Sturry, Kent, CT2 0ED

Sturry is situated on the Ashford to Ramsgate Line and is managed by Southeastern.

Sturry Station is staffed on a part time basis.

Directions from The Downs to Sturry Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Ashford International00:29:00
Canterbury West00:05:00
Chartham00:10:00
Chilham00:14:00
Headcorn00:41:00
London Bridge01:41:00
London Charing Cross01:50:00
London Waterloo East01:46:00
Marden (Kent)00:50:00
Minster00:12:00
Orpington01:23:00
Paddock Wood00:56:00
Pluckley00:35:00
Ramsgate00:19:00
Sevenoaks01:16:00
Staplehurst00:46:00
Tonbridge01:05:30
Wye00:20:00

Bekesbourne Station is 4.83 miles away.

Address: Bekesbourne station, Station Road, Bekesbourne, Kent, CT4 5EP

Bekesbourne is situated on the Chatham Main Line and is managed by Southeastern.

Bekesbourne Station is an unstaffed station.

Directions from The Downs to Bekesbourne Rail Station

DestinationAverage Time (Median)
Adisham00:04:00
Aylesham00:07:00
Bromley South01:25:00
Canterbury East00:06:00
Chatham00:52:00
Dover Priory00:24:00
Faversham00:23:00
Gillingham (Kent)00:47:00
Kearsney (Kent)00:18:00
London Victoria01:44:00
Longfield01:12:00
Meopham01:08:00
Newington00:39:30
Rainham (Kent)00:41:30
Rochester00:55:00
Selling00:15:00
Shepherds Well00:14:00
Sittingbourne00:34:00
Snowdown00:10:00
Teynham00:28:00

Nearest Airports

Kent International Airport is 6.41 miles away Directions from The Downs to Kent International Airport
Lydd London Ashford Airport is 27.18 miles away Directions from The Downs to Lydd London Ashford Airport
London Southend Airport is 29.16 miles away Directions from The Downs to London Southend Airport
Biggin Hill Airport is 51.61 miles away Directions from The Downs to Biggin Hill Airport

Nearest Ferry Services

Ramsgate Ferry Terminal is 8.25 miles away

Directions from The Downs to Ramsgate Ferry Terminal

Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal is 12.9 miles away

Directions from The Downs to Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal

Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal is 13.35 miles away

Directions from The Downs to Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal

Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal is 14.96 miles away

Directions from The Downs to Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal

Nearest Motorway or Major Trunk Road

The Downs is approximately 5.57 miles from the A2

Junction: M2 J7/A2(T)/A2/A299 - 13.04 Miles Away

Directions from The Downs to M2 J7/A2(T)/A2/A299

Junction: M20 J13/A20(T)/A259/A2034 - 14.61 Miles Away

Directions from The Downs to M20 J13/A20(T)/A259/A2034

Junction: M2 J6/A251 - 14.64 Miles Away

Directions from The Downs to M2 J6/A251

Junction: M20 J12/A20/B2064 - 15.12 Miles Away

Directions from The Downs to M20 J12/A20/B2064

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Attraction Name: Richborough Roman Fort
Historic Properties
Distance: 4.54 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to Richborough Roman Fort
Attraction Name: White Mill Rural Heritage Centre
Historic Properties
Distance: 4.63 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to White Mill Rural Heritage Centre
Attraction Name: Wildwood
Wildlife
Distance: 5.19 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to Wildwood
Attraction Name: St Martin's Church
Places of Worship
Distance: 6 (miles)
Directions from The Downs to St Martin's Church
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