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Coordinates: 51°08′56″N 0°21′53″E / 51.1488°N 0.3648°E
Matfield is a small village, part of the civil parish of Brenchley, in the Tunbridge Wells Borough of Kent, England. The sculptor Theresa Sassoon planted a tree on the green to commemorate the end of World War I; the tree was blown down in the hurricane of 1987 and had to be replaced. There are also three pubs: The Wheelwright's Arms; The Star and a gastropub "The Poet" at the Standing Cross.
Matfield was awarded the title of
Kent Village of the Year in 2010. [1 ]
Geography [ edit ]
Matfield is located around 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of
Royal Tunbridge Wells and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Paddock Wood.
The village grew up around its
village green, which is the largest in Kent. The village green features a large pond at its northern end. Overlooking the green is the grade I listed [2 ] Matfield House, a Georgian building with a stable block and coachhouse at the rear. [3 ]
Notable people [ edit ]
Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967), poet, was born in Matfield.
Theresa Thornycroft (1853–1946), sculptor, lived in Matfield.
Francis Marchant (1864-1946), cricketer and captain of Kent CCC, born in Matfield House.
Alan Watt (1907–74), cricketer, lived in Matfield
Harrison Weir (1824–1906), artist, lived in Matfield.
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