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Boughton Malherbe, Kent

For other "Boughtons" in Kent see Boughton under Blean; Boughton Malherbe; and Boughton Monchelsea {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:51.214050|0.693040|region:GB_type:city|||||| |primary |name= }} Boughton Malherbe
Boughton Malherbe
District Maidstone Shire county Kent Region South East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament South East England List of places UK England Boughton Malherbe is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone district of Kent, England, situated between Maidstone and Ashford. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 428. Boughton Place, a 16th century manor house, was home to Sir Henry Wotton and other members of the Wotton family and was later owned by the Earls of Chesterfield and the Earls Cornwallis. Many of the Wottons are buried in the Church of St Nicholas. Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston (1851–1926) who was a Home Secretary, lived at Chilston Park, and has a memorial stone dedicated to him in the village church. In August 2011 a hoard or more than 350 bronze weapons, tools, ornaments and other objects dating to the late Bronze Age was found in a field at Boughton Malherbe by two metal detectorists. The objects are of types that are unusual in southern Britain but are commonn in northern and north-west France, and so it is thought that the objects were made in France and later brought to southern Britain where they were subsequently buried in about 875–800 BC. Chilston Park. jpg Chilston Park Lantern gate at Boughton Malherbe church - geograph. org. uk - 74223. jpg Lantern gate at Boughton Malherbe church The Kings Head Pub, Grafty Green - geograph. org. uk - 220938. jpg The Kings Head Pub, Grafty Green
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ8849
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast

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

Bocton Malherb

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

Boughton Malherbe, par., E. Kent, 10 miles SE. of Maidstone, 2710 ac., pop. 445.

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