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Shipbourne, Kent

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Shipbourne, Kent

Shipbourne (pronounced 'Shibbun') lies in the English county of Kent, in an undulating landscape traversed by the small streams of the River Bourne, set in a clay vale at the foot of the wooded Sevenoaks Greensand Ridge. Shipbourne is situated between the towns of Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling. The landscape is agricultural with dispersed groups of buildings that are almost entirely residential or used for farming purposes.
DistrictTonbridge and Malling
Post townTonbridge
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5952
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 Shipbourne, Kent has been known in the past


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

Shipborne, par. and vil., Kent - par., 1922 ac., pop. 507; vil., 4 miles N. of Tunbridge; P.O.; Shipborne Lodge, seat, is in vicinity.

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