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Blean, Kent

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Blean, Kent

Blean is located in the Canterbury district of Kent, England. It is the name of the civil parish as well as the village within it: the latter is scattered along the road between Canterbury and Whitstable, in the middle of what was once the extensive Forest of Blean. The village name of Blean is thought to have derived from the Old English word ‘blea’ which means rough ground.
DistrictCity of Canterbury
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR1260
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227

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


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

Blean, par., E. Kent, 2 miles NW. of Canterbury, 2334 ac., pop. 687; P.O.

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