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Bethersden, Kent

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Bethersden, Kent

Bethersden is a small village and civil parish five miles (8 km) west of Ashford, Kent. The village has two public houses – The Bull and The George. It has a beautiful church (St Margaret's), built in the early 15th century, and a Baptist church (Union Chapel). Bethersden formerly well known for producing Bethersden Marble and was a centre of the Kentish wool trade. Lovelace Place in Bethersden was the birthplace of 17th-century poet Richard Lovelace.
DistrictAshford
Post townASHFORD
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ9240
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01233
Population1,443
 

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

Bethersden, par. and vil., E. Kent, 5½ miles SW. of Ashford, 6376 ac., pop. 1015; P.O.

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