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Biddenden, Kent

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Biddenden, Kent

Biddenden is a village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent, England. The village lies on the Weald of Kent, some five miles (8 km) north of Tenterden. It was centre for Wealden iron industry and also of clothmaking. During the reign of Edward III some Flemish clothworkers settled in the area. The ready availability of raw materials led to the establishment of an industry for the production of broadcloth.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ8438
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

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

Biddenden, par. and vil., mid. Kent, 5½ miles NE. of Cranbrook, 7191 ac., pop. 1352; P.O.

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