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Detling, Kent

Detling is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Maidstone in Kent, England. The parish is located on the slope of the North Downs, north east of Maidstone, and on the Pilgrims' Way. The village, 4 miles from Maidstone, is bypassed by the A249 road, although at one time all traffic passed through it. The Cock Horse Inn was used to stable additional horses when required to take heavily-laden coaches and wagons on the steep route up Detling Hill.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7958
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
Population777 (2001)

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

Debtling ~ Debtling Deptling

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

Debtling, or Detling, par. and vil., Kent, 2½ m. NE. of Maidstone, 1589 ac., pop. 336 P.O., called Detling.

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