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Hawkhurst, Kent

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Hawkhurst, Kent

Hawkhurst is a village and civil parish in the borough of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. The parish lies to the south-east of Tunbridge Wells. Hawkhurst itself is virtually two villages. One, the older of the two, consisting mainly of cottages clustered around a large triangular green known as The Moor, and the other, farther north on the main road, called Highgate (which has been updated to town status because of its increasing population and the councils plans to build more houses).
DistrictTunbridge Wells
Post townTonbridge
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7630
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 code01580
Population4,400
 

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

Hauochesten

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

Hawkhurst, par. and vil., partly in E. Sussex, but chiefly in mid. Kent, 4 miles SW. of Cranbrook, 6529 ac., pop. 3097; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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