Hartley, Cranbrook

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This article is about the village in South Kent, England. For the North Kent village of the same name, see Hartley, Kent. For other uses, see Hartley (disambiguation).
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KentCoordinates: 51°05′03″N 0°30′35″E / 51.084180°N 0.509690°E / 51.084180; 0.509690

Hartley is a village one mile southwest of Cranbrook in Kent, England.[1] The only retailer in the area is a local farmshop, which has a cafe and fishmongers. Hartley lies on the A229.

Hartley Badgers are the local football team. Traditionally, only Hartley natives are eligible for selection- in a policy similar to that of Athletic Bilbao. They share the hosting of the annual grudge match against their fierce rivals, Gills Green Gulls. It is a historically hotly contested fixture, with three hospitalisations from crowd trouble in the last ten years.

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 188 Maidstone & Royal Tunbridge Wells (Sevenoaks & Tonbridge) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319228814.