|Population||1,319 (2011 Census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Farningham is believed to be home to Neolithic history – flint and other tools have been discovered and can be found in the Dartford Museum. The Romans occupied the general area after their invasion in the 1st century AD and, along with large evidence of habitation down the road in Lullingstone, there is also evidence of Roman habitation in Farningham. Three farmhouses and three villas have been unearthed. Charles Dickens was a visitor during his time for the trout fishing that the Darent provided.
Farningham is situated upon the historic route of the A20, Kent's second major road between the capital and the channel ports. The village itself, with its narrow bridge over the River Darenth, and its narrow streets, was bypassed to the north east in the 1930s. The A225 runs along the Darenth valley and intersects the A20 at the village. The construction of the first sections of the M25 motorway and M20 motorway in the late 1970s bypassed the village again.
Farningham is not served by any railway stations directly; however, two stations are located within walking distance. These are:
- Farningham Road on the Chatham main line, with services to London Victoria, Bromley South, The Medway Towns, Canterbury East and Dover Priory
- Eynsford on the Maidstone line, with services to London Blackfriars, Bromley South and Sevenoaks
Despite Farningham Road station being named after the village, Eynsford station is in fact the nearer of the two.
- 2 to Swanley and to Sevenoaks (Limited Monday to Saturday off peak journeys)
- 429 to Dartford via Swanley and to West Kingsdown (Sunday journeys continue past Dartford to Bluewater)
Home to Farningham Cricket Club along Horton Way the club has been in existence since 1857 providing cricketing facilities for the local community. Currently fielding two senior league Saturday teams and one Sunday friendly team along with a thriving junior section.
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