Boxley

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For the small town in the United States, see Boxley, Indiana.
The name of the layout engine is properly spelled Boxely.

Coordinates: 51°20′03″N 0°31′54″E / 51.334060°N 0.531600°E / 51.334060; 0.531600

Boxley
Boxley is located in Kent
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 Boxley shown within Kent
District Maidstone
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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The large village and civil parish of Boxley in the Maidstone District of Kent, England lies below the slope of the North Downs, four miles (6.4 km) NE of Maidstone town. The parish has a population of 7,144 (2001 census), and includes the settlements of Boxley itself, Grove Green, most of Weavering Street, Sandling, and the southern extremities of Walderslade and Lordswood at the top of Blue Bell Hill.

Despite being so close to Maidstone and two motorways, the village is surrounded by woodland, and still retains a village feel. The ruins of Boxley Abbey are located here. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary and All Saints. The church and the Abbey Barn are both Grade I listed buildings and the site of the abbey is a scheduled monument.

Within the parish are the Museum of Kent Life, and Vinters Valley Nature Reserve. A nineteenth century granary from Boxley was dismantled and re-erected at the Museum.

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Media related to Boxley at Wikimedia Commons