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Aylesford, Kent

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Aylesford, Kent

Aylesford is a village and civil parish on the River Medway in Kent, 4 miles NW of Maidstone in England. Originally a small riverside settlement, the old village comprises around 60 houses, many of which were formerly shops. One pub, a village shop and four other small independent shops remain, although some more modern shops, including a hairdressers and a coffee shop have opened in more recent years.
DistrictTonbridge and Malling Maidstone
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7258
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01622
Population4,548 (2001)

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

Ailesford ~ Ailsford ~ Anglesford ~ Eayelesford ~ Elesford ~ Elstre ~ Episford ~ North Aylesford ~ Sasseneag Habail

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

Aylesford, par. and town, mid. Kent, 3½ miles NW. of Maidstone and 36 miles SE. of London by rail, 4372 ac. and 35 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 2719; P.O., T.O. It has a large stoneware pottery and a paper-mill. In vicinity are several remains of antiquity.

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