Bridge, Kent

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Bridge
Bridge church.jpg
Bridge church
Bridge is located in Kent
Bridge
Bridge
 Bridge shown within Kent
Area  4.08 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population 1,576 (Civil Parish)[1]
   – density  386/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR182542
Civil parish Bridge
District Canterbury
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CANTERBURY
Postcode district CT4
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Canterbury
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Coordinates: 51°14′42″N 1°07′39″E / 51.2450°N 1.1274°E / 51.2450; 1.1274

Bridge is a village and civil parish near Canterbury in Kent, South East England.

Bridge village is in the Nailbourne valley in a rural setting on the old Roman road, Watling Street, formerly the main road between London and Dover. The village itself is centred 2.5 miles south-east of the city of Canterbury.

History[edit]

It is likely that the parish took its name from "Bregge" a bridge which crossed the river Nailbourne, a tributary of the Stour.[2]

Geography[edit]

The village is surrounded by a buffer zone, is almost entirely residential and agricultural and is in its layout a cross between a linear settlement and a clustered settlement.

Amenities[edit]

Bourne Park is a Queen Anne mansion with lake, occasionally open to the public, its façade and structure dates mostly to 1702.

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