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Lenham, Kent

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Lenham, Kent

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.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ8952
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent

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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