Boughton Malherbe shown within Kent
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Boughton Malherbe (/ /b BAW-ton MAL-erby) is a village and civil parish in the Maidstone district of Kent, England, situated between Maidstone and Ashford. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 428.
Boughton Place, a 16th-century manor house, was home to Sir Henry Wotton and other members of the Wotton family and was later owned by the Earls of Chesterfield and the Earls Cornwallis. Many of the Wottons are buried in the Church of St Nicholas.
In August 2011 a hoard of more than 350 bronze weapons, tools, ornaments and other objects dating to the late Bronze Age was found in a field at Boughton Malherbe by two metal detectorists. The objects are of types that are unusual in southern Britain, but are common in northern and north-west France and therefore it is thought that the objects were made in France and later brought to southern Britain where they were subsequently buried in about 875–800 BC.
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- "Huge hoard of Bronze Age finds from Boughton Malherbe area discovered". Portable Antiquities Scheme. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
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