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St Margaret's Church
|Area||26.1 km2 (10.1 sq mi)|
|Population||1,481 (Civil Parish 2011)|
|• Density||57/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Bethersden was formally the centre of the Kentish wool trade.
The Bethersden Parish Records Society holds the original parish register, maps, books, photographs and other records relating to the village.
Bethersden has long been associated with it 'marble' known as Bethersden Marble that was quarried in medieval times and used in many of Kent's churches and its two cathedrals. Calling the stone 'marble' is a little misleading as it is actually a type of fossil-encrusted stone.
St Margaret's church was built in the early 15th century.
Baptist church (Union Chapel).
The village has two public houses, The Bull and The George.
Several successful businesses have operated from the village: Stevenson Brothers, who produce high-quality handmade rocking horses; W & D Cole, who make iron gates and railings; and the former Colt Houses, who sold prefabricated timber homes.
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