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Frant, East Sussex

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Frant, East Sussex

Frant is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. It is located on the Kentish border, about five miles (8 km) south of Tunbridge Wells. The settlements of Bells Yew Green and Eridge are both located within the parish. When the Wealden iron industry was at its height, much of the village was owned by ironmasters. Smuggling occurred here in the 17th and 18th centuries; and one of the turnpike roads (now the A267) came through here at that time.
DistrictWealden
Post townTUNBRIDGE WELLS
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ5935
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01892
Population1,367 (2007)
 

Frant, East Sussex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Frant, vil. with ry. sta., E. Sussex, and par. (partly also in W. Kent) -- par., 8991 ac., pop. 3481; vil., 3 miles S. of Tunbridge Wells; P.O., T.O.

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