Thurnham shown within Kent
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Thurnham is a village and civil parish which lies at the foot of the North Downs 3 miles (4.8 km) north east of Maidstone in the Borough of Maidstone and ceremonial county of Kent in England. It has a population of 1,085.
There have been several archaeological finds in the area: a 7th-century gold cross found in 1967; Anglo-Saxon graves in 1913; and the remains of Roman house, excavated in 1933. The remains of Thurnham Castle are just north of the village. Two miles further north are the fragmentary remains of Binbury Castle, a medieval fortified manor house beside a medieval motte.
The railway station at Bearsted, opened on 1 July 1884, was originally named Bearsted and Thurnham. Residents of the village recently joined forces with the neighbouring village of Bearsted, in voicing their objections to the proposed Kent International Gateway development.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Maidstone Retrieved 2009-12-19
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