St Peter's Church, Bridge
|Area||4.08 km2 (1.58 sq mi)|
|Population||1,576 (Civil Parish 2011)|
|• Density||386/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference||TR182542|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Bridge is a village and civil parish near Canterbury in Kent, South East England.
Bridge village is in the Nailbourne valley in a rural setting on the old Roman road, Watling Street, formerly the main road between London and Dover. The village itself is centred 2.5 miles south-east of the city of Canterbury.
It is likely that the parish took its name from "Bregge", a bridge which crossed the river Nailbourne, a tributary of the Stour. The parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
The village is surrounded by a buffer zone, and is almost entirely residential and agricultural. Its layout is a cross between a linear settlement and a clustered settlement.
Bourne Park is a Queen Anne mansion with lake, occasionally open to the public. Its façade and structure date mostly to 1702.
- ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
- ^ Bridge Village