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Charing, Kent

Charing is a small village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent, in south-east England. The parish population is 2,750 (Hobbs Parker web site, 2000); it includes the settlement of Charing Heath. It is situated at the foot of the North Downs. The Pilgrims' Way and the M20 motorway both cross the parish, whilst Charing railway station is located on the line railway line between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone.
Post townAshford
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ9549
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01233

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


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

Charing, par. and vil., E. Kent, 5½ miles NW. of Ashford, 4681 ac., pop. 1349; P.O., T.O. The vil. is situated at the intersection of the Maidstone and Canterbury roads. The ruins of the archiepiscopal palace are of great interest.

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