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Teston, Kent

Teston is a village in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. It is located on the A26 road out of Maidstone, four miles (6.4 km) from the town centre. There is a narrow stone bridge over the River Medway here. Barham Court is the 'big house'. It has now been converted into offices and apartments. It was once the home of Randall Fitz Urse, one of the knights who murdered Thomas Beckett in 1170. It passed to the de Berham family now called the Barhams, and then the Boteler (or Butler) family.
DistrictMaidstone
Post townMaidstone
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7053
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01622
 

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

Teeson ~ Testan

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

Teston (or Teeson), par. and vil., Kent, on river Medway, 3½ miles SW. of Maidstone, 520 ac., pop. 324; P.O.; at Teston the river is crossed by a bridge of 7 arches.

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