Brogdale

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Brogdale
Flowering Cherries at Brogdale - geograph.org.uk - 417668.jpg
Flowering cherries at the National Fruit Collection
Brogdale is located in Kent
Brogdale
Brogdale
 Brogdale shown within Kent
OS grid reference TR0059
Civil parish Ospringe
District Swale
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAVERSHAM
Postcode district ME13
Dialling code 01795
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Faversham and Mid Kent
List of places
UK
England
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Coordinates: 51°18′00″N 0°52′00″E / 51.299999°N 0.866667°E / 51.299999; 0.866667

Brogdale is a hamlet in Kent, England, located beside the M2 motorway 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Faversham. It is one of several hamlets making up the civil parish of Ospringe and is in the Borough of Swale.

It was once called by the ancient name of 'Brokedale'. This name comes from the family of John de Brokedale, who resided in the district. In 1734, the parish was owned by Mr. John Knowler, the Mayor of Faversham.[1]

On 10 August 2003 the temperature reached 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) here, a record for the United Kingdom.[2]

Brogdale Farm is home to the National Fruit Collection, one of the largest collections of fruit trees and plants in the world. Over 2,040 varieties of apple, 502 of pear, 350 of plum, 322 of cherry and smaller collections of bush fruits, nuts and grapes are grown here in 150 acres (61 ha) of orchards.[3]

Brogdale Farm has been the home of Faversham miniature railway since 2001.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 6: 499–531. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Met Office : November 2010 : Weather Extremes Retrieved 31 December 2010
  3. ^ British Broadcasting Corporation : 17 August 2006 : A Tour Around Kent's Garden of Eden Retrieved 26 June 2010
  4. ^ "Planning Items to be submitted to the Planning Committee" (PDF). Swale Borough Council. 26 September 2013. p. 20. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

External links[edit]


(http://www.brogdaleonline.co.uk)