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St. Johns Church, Sutton-at-Hone (geograph 2207081).jpg
St John's parish church
Location: 51°24’33"N, 0°14’5"E
Post town: Dartford
Postcode: DA4
Dialling code: 01322
Local Government
Council: Dartford

Sutton-at-Hone is a village and ancient parish in Kent. It is located on the River Darent, just over two miles south of Dartford, and adjoins the village of South Darenth. It gives its name to the Lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, one of the major divisions of the county, comprising nine hundreds. The village of Sutton-at-Hone itself lies in Axstane Hundred.


Sutton-at-Hone has a long history. A commandery of the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem was established in Sutton-at-Hone in 1199, and is now the National Trust property St John's Jerusalem. The property is partly open to the public (on Wednesday afternoons, April–October) including the 13th century chapel of the Knights Hospitallers and a garden moated by the River Darent. The church of St John the Baptist was in existence by 1077. It was rebuilt in the 14th century, and substantially rebuilt after a fire in 1615, reputedly caused by a gun being fired at a bird


Sutton-at-Hone has a non-League football club Sutton Athletic F.C. who play at The Roaches Recreation Ground.


The village is served by Farningham Road station with services to London Victoria via Bromley South and to Gillingham. Bus services connecting the village with Dartford and Horton Kirby.

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