Matfield

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Coordinates: 51°08′56″N 0°21′53″E / 51.1488°N 0.3648°E / 51.1488; 0.3648

Matfield
Matfield Post Office.jpg
Matfield Post Office
Matfield is located in Kent
Matfield
Matfield
 Matfield shown within Kent
OS grid reference TQ655415
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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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.[2] The village green features a large pond at its northern end.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matfield is Kent Village of the Year!". Brenchley Parish Council. September 16, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brenchley & Matfield - Villages in the Weald of Kent". Brenchley Parish Council. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 

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