Brook, Kent

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Brook
St Mary Brook 1.jpg
St Mary's Church, Brook
Brook is located in Kent
Brook
Brook
Brook shown within Kent
Area4.01 km2 (1.55 sq mi)
Population310 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTONBRIDGE
Postcode districtTN25
Dialling code01233
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°09′38″N 0°57′11″E / 51.1606°N 0.9531°E / 51.1606; 0.9531Coordinates: 51°09′38″N 0°57′11″E / 51.1606°N 0.9531°E / 51.1606; 0.9531

Brook is a small village and civil parish in the Ashford borough of Kent, England, centred 4.5 miles (7.2 km) ENE of Ashford.

Geography[edit]

Brook is in a gently rolling valley top immediately south of the North Downs. The brook referred to rises here and flows east to join the combined East and West Stour, that is, the River Great Stour. The south-east fifth of the parish is woodland. Brook has a small village museum. The human population of this area rose by 3 during the 10 years to the United Kingdom Census 2011.

History[edit]

The 11th century Grade I listed parish church is dedicated to St Mary.[2] There is also a Baptist chapel. The church of St. Mary, erected about 1075, is of stone, in the Early Norman style, and has a tower containing 3 bells: the tower was struck by lightning in 1896, and the northwest corner destroyed, but was restored in 1899: there are 160 sittings.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Brook, Kent at Wikimedia Commons