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Headcorn, Kent

Headcorn is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. The parish is located on the floodplain of the River Beult south east of Maidstone. The village is eight miles (13 km) from the county town of Maidstone, on the A274 road to Tenterden. In addition to the parish church, dedicated to saints Peter and Paul, there are also churches and chapels for the Methodist, Baptist and Roman Catholic congregations.
DistrictMaidstone (borough)
Post townAshford
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ8344
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
Population3,241 (2001)

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

Head Corne

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

Headcorn, par. and vil. with ry. sta., mid. Kent, on river Beult, 10½ miles NW. of Ashford, 5051 ac., pop. 1493; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Wednesday.

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