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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|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
The village has two public houses – The Bull and The George. It has a beautiful church (St Margaret's), built in the early 15th century, and a Baptist church (Union Chapel).
Bethersden was formerly well known for producing Bethersden Marble and was a centre of the Kentish wool trade. Lovelace Place in Bethersden was the birthplace of 17th-century poet Richard Lovelace.
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.
The Bethersden Parish Records Society holds the original parish register, maps, books, photographs and other records relating to the village.
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