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Thurnham, Kent

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Thurnham, Kent

Thurnham is a village and civil parish which lies at the foot of the North Downs 3 miles north east of Maidstone in the Borough of Maidstone and ceremonial county of Kent in England. It has a population of 1,085. There have been several archaeological finds in the area: a 7th century gold cross found in 1967; Anglo-Saxon graves in 1913; and the remains of Roman house, excavated in 1933. The remains of Thurnham Castle are just north of the village.
DistrictMaidstone
Post townMAIDSTONE
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ8057
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
Population1,085 (2001)
 

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

Thornham ~ Turneham

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

Thornham.-- par. and vil., Kent, 3½ miles E. of Maidstone, 3363 ac., pop. 648; Thornham Court is the seat of the Hampson family; on the brow of the hill stand the ruins of Thornham (or Godards) Tower, supposed to occupy the site of an ancient Roman watch-tower.

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