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Penshurst, Kent

Penshurst is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent, England. The parish is located on the northern slopes of the Weald, west of Tonbridge. Within the parish boundaries are the two villages of Penshurst and Fordcombe, with a combined population of some 1,479 persons. The majority of the parish is in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The parish church, dedicated to St John the Baptist is one of the two churches in the civil parish.
Post townTonbridge
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5243
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast

Other names by which Penshurst, Kent has been known in the past


Penshurst, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Penshurst, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent - par. (containing Fordcombe), 4568 ac., pop. 1673; vil. at confluence of rivers Eden and Medway, 4 miles SW. of Tunbridge; P.O., T.O. Penshurst Place, seat of Lord de L'Isle and Dudley, owes its celebrity to the Sidneys, whose property it became in the reign of Edward VI. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) and Algernon Sidney (1622-1683) were born here.

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