The Duke of Cumberland pub, Barham
Barham shown within Kent
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Barham is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury district of Kent, England. It is situated close to the A2 road between Canterbury and Dover, 7 miles south-east of Canterbury and 7 miles north of Folkestone.
According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,187.
The Nailbourne, a tributary of the Little Stour, flows only occasionally on its way to the English Channel. Just outside Barham stood the Black Mill, a windmill which was accidentally burnt down in 1970. Barham Downs lie to the north of the village.
The parish church of St. John the Baptist sits on the hill, with an impressive green copper spire. Built in the 14th century, it has been partially remodelled inside to make it more appropriate for modern worship.
- David Starkey (1945–), historian
- Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Field Marshal, diplomat, and statesman, lived the last few years of his life at Broome Park. His name appears on the war memorial in the porch of the parish church.
- Reginald Fitz Urse – Knight to Henry II of England and one of four assassins of Thomas Becket.
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- Learning to Look at Paintings by Mary Acton (Psychology Press, 1997) ISBN 9780415148900 discusses the demographics of Barham in the early 19th century
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