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Sissinghurst, Kent

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Sissinghurst, Kent

Sissinghurst is a small village in the county of Kent in England. Originally called Milkhouse Street (also referred to as Mylkehouse), Sissinghurst changed its name in the 1850s, possibly to avoid association with the smuggling and cockfighting activities of the Hawkhurst Gang. The nearest railway station is at Staplehurst.
DistrictTunbridge Wells
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7937
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01580

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

Milkhouse Street

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

Milkhouse Street, vil., in par. and 2 miles NE. of Cranbrook, Kent; here are remains of a chapel of time of Henry VI.

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