Brenchley

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This article is about the village and parish of Brenchley. For people named Brenchley, see Brenchley (name).

Coordinates: 51°08′55″N 0°23′39″E / 51.1486°N 0.3941°E / 51.1486; 0.3941

Brenchley
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Brenchley
Brenchley is located in Kent
Brenchley
Brenchley
 Brenchley shown within Kent
Population 2,715 (Parish)[1]
OS grid reference TQ675415
Civil parish Brenchley
District Tunbridge Wells
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tonbridge
Postcode district TN12 7xx
Dialling code 01892
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Tunbridge Wells
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Brenchley is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

History[edit]

The name is historically derived from Branca's Leigh. The parish is located 8 miles (13 km) east of Tunbridge Wells, and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Paddock Wood, and includes the neighbouring village of Matfield. Brenchley & Matfield CoE primary school is located in Brenchley.

Brenchley parish church is dedicated to All Saints; there is an avenue of yew trees leading up to it. The village earns some historical fame by being one of the villages that was closely involved in medieval iron making. The site of the furnace lies within the parish of Horsmonden now.

Notable people.[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Statistics Census 2001

Sources[edit]

  • F C Clark (1947). Kentish Fire. Rye, Sussex: Adams & Son. 

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