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Ulcombe, Kent

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Ulcombe, Kent

Ulcombe is a village near the town of Maidstone in Kent, England. The name has evolved from 'Owl-coomb', 'coomb' (pronounced 'coo-m') meaning 'a deep little wooded valley; a hollow in a hill side' in Old English. It stands on the Greensand Way. The old village hall was dismantled and re-erected at the Museum of Kent Life, Sandling, having been made redundant by the construction of a new building. All Saints Church is a 12th-century Grade I listed building.
Post townMaidstone
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ8449
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

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

Ulcomb ~ Olecumbe

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

Ulcombe, par. and vil., Kent, 6 miles SE. of Maidstone, 3546 ac., pop. 656; P.O.; Ulcombe was for many centuries the property of the St Legers.

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