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Coordinates: 51°03′56″N 0°51′45″E / 51.0656, 0.8626

Ruckinge is located in Kent

 Ruckinge shown within Kent
Population 727 
OS grid reference TR025335
Parish Ruckinge
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TN26
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
List of places: UK • England • Kent

The village of Ruckinge is located in Kent. It lies seven miles southeast of Ashford on the B2067 Hamstreet to Hythe road. It is the centre of a civil parish of the same name, which also includes the scattered community of Bromley Green. The population of the parish is 727 persons, and is divided in two (Upper and Lower) by a belt of woodland.

The village has a public house (Blue Anchor), church (St Mary Magdalene) and Methodist chapel. The Royal Military Canal runs to the south of Ruckinge. Ruckinge's history includes smuggling, once rife on Romney Marsh and it is rumoured that the notorious Ransley brothers were buried in Ruckinge churchyard after being hanged at Penenden Heath, Maidstone.

Until the early 1990s Ruckinge had a village shop/post office. Today the nearest shops and railway station are in nearby Hamstreet. Ruckinge does have lively Scout and Guide associations which it shares with the larger village.


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