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East Farleigh, Kent

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East Farleigh, Kent

East Farleigh is a village and civil parish in the local government district of Maidstone, Kent, England. The village is located on the south side of the River Medway about two miles (3.2 km) upstream of the town of Maidstone. The Grade I listed East Farleigh Bridge crossing the river here was built in the 14th century and is considered to be one of the oldest in Kent; although it is not particularly suitable for modern traffic conditions, owing to its narrowness.
DistrictMaidstone
Post townMaidstone
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7353
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
Population1,356 (2001)
 

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

Farleigh ~ Farleigh East

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

Farleigh, East, par. and vil. with ry. sta., mid. Kent, on river Medway, 2 miles SW. of Maidstone, 2038 ac., pop. 1668; P.O.; famous for the quantity and quality of its hops.

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