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St. Mary and All Saints, Boxley, Kent (3781776139).jpg
St. Mary and All Saints, Boxley
Boxley is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population9,554 (2011 Census)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMaidstone
Postcode districtME14
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°18′09″N 0°32′34″E / 51.302424°N 0.542887°E / 51.302424; 0.542887Coordinates: 51°18′09″N 0°32′34″E / 51.302424°N 0.542887°E / 51.302424; 0.542887

Boxley is a village in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. It lies below the slope of the North Downs approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the centre of Maidstone town. The larger civil parish of Boxley has a population of 7,144 (2001 census), increasing to 9,554 at the 2011 Census,[1] and extends to the north and east of the town including the settlements of Boxley itself, Grove Green, most of Weavering Street, Sandling and the southern extremities of Walderslade and Lordswood at the top of Blue Bell Hill.

The M2 and M20 motorways cross the parish to the north and south of the village and the High Speed 1 railway line passes to the south of the village in cuttings and tunnel. Despite being so close to Maidstone and two motorways, the village is surrounded by woodland, and still retains a village feel. The ruins of Boxley Abbey are located here. The parish church is dedicated to St Mary and All Saints.

The church and the Abbey Barn are both Grade I listed buildings and the site of the abbey is a scheduled monument. Boxley Abbey House, Parsonage Farm and St Andrew's Chapel in Boxley and Weavering Manor in Weavering Street are all Grade II* listed. The Pilgrims' Way trackway and the North Downs Way pass through the parish. The village was the filming location for the film version of Porridge.

Within the parish are the Museum of Kent Life and Vinters Valley Nature Reserve. A 19th-century granary from Boxley was dismantled and re-erected at the museum.


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

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