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Bidborough Windmill 2006.JPG
Bidborough Windmill, June 2006
Bidborough is located in Kent
Bidborough shown within Kent
Population 958 (2001 census)
1,163 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TQ565435
Civil parish
  • Bidborough
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tunbridge Wells
Postcode district TN3
Dialling code 01892
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°10′09″N 0°14′14″E / 51.1693°N 0.2371°E / 51.1693; 0.2371Coordinates: 51°10′09″N 0°14′14″E / 51.1693°N 0.2371°E / 51.1693; 0.2371

Bidborough is a village and civil parish in the borough of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, north of Tunbridge Wells and south of Tonbridge.[2][3] According to the 2001 census it had a population of 958, increasing to 1,163 at the 2011 Census.[1]


Amenities include the primary school, the 'Kentish Hare' pub (purchased in 2012 by a local resident and extensively refurbished) , the historic 11th-century church of St Lawrence, and nearby community hall. The village has its own amateur dramatic group, 'BADS', which puts on productions twice a year, as well as a youth group, Women's Institute and a gardening association. The village also has its own garage, shop and used to have a post office that closed in 2008.

Sports facilities include a tennis court, a bowls green and two recreation ground areas, which are available for cricket and five-a-side football.


Buses 231/233 connect Bidborough to Edenbridge and Tunbridge Wells.


  1. ^ a b "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 188 Maidstone & Royal Tunbridge Wells (Sevenoaks & Tonbridge) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319228814. 
  3. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 

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