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Bishopsbourne, Kent

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Bishopsbourne, Kent

Bishopsbourne is a small village in Kent, England. It lies in the Nailbourne valley some 4 miles from Canterbury and about 15 miles from Dover. It has a public house, The Mermaid, built in 1861, and a church, St Mary's, with 14th-century wall paintings. Author Joseph Conrad lived here and his house, "Oswalds", still stands. The author Jocelyn Brooke lived in a house called "Forge House", just opposite the village hall, which is called "Conrad Hall" in Conrad's honour.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR1852
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 Bishopsbourne, Kent has been known in the past

Bishops Bourn ~ Burnes

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

Bishopsbourne, par., E. Kent, 4 miles SE. of Canterbury, 2004 ac., pop. 353; P.O. The church contains monument of Hooker, who was rector from 1595 to 1600.

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