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New Hythe, Kent

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New Hythe, Kent

New Hythe is a village in mid-Kent, England on the banks of the River Medway approximately 5 miles northwest of the county town of Maidstone. It derives its name from the Old English word Hythe, meaning haven or landing place. During the 20th century it held a relatively prominent position in the local economy due to the large paper mill based there, now one of Europe's largest (although this is now due to close shortly) and having its own railway station.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7059
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent

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

Hythe ~ Hythe New

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

Hythe, New, hamlet, East Malling par., mid. Kent, 5 miles W. of Maidstone.

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