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Lenham is a market village in Kent situated on the southern edge of the North Downs, halfway between Maidstone and Ashford. The picturesque square in the village has two public houses (one of which is a hotel), a couple of restaurants, and a tea-room. Lenham railway station is on the Maidstone East Line. The village is at the main source of the Great Stour and the Stour Valley Walk starts here, heading to Ashford and on to Canterbury and the English Channel near Sandwich.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Lenham, Kent has been known in the past
Durilenum ~ Durolevum ~ Leneham ~ Lertham ~ Lerham
Lenham, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Lenham, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent, 8½ miles SE. of Maidstone, 6966 ac., pop. 1987; P.O., T.O.; has horse and cattle fairs.
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