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Harvel is located in Kent
Harvel shown within Kent
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Meopham
Postcode district [[DA13 postcode area|DA13]]
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
51°20′41″N 0°22′07″E / 51.3446°N 0.3685°E / 51.3446; 0.3685Coordinates: 51°20′41″N 0°22′07″E / 51.3446°N 0.3685°E / 51.3446; 0.3685

Harvel is a village in the civil parish of Meopham in the west of the county of Kent, England.[1][2] It is sited on the southern edge of the North Downs.

The village's name may derive from the names Halifield (Holy Field) or Heorot Field (Hartfield) mentioned in a Saxon charters. A collection of sarsen stones north of the village may be a prehistoric tomb but is more likely a natural group.

On 27 August 1950, Harvel, along with the village of Lenham, was one of the signal receiving points (between Calais and London) of the first-ever live television pictures from the continent.

It has a village green and pond, a cricket team, a village hall, a greyhound rehoming centre and a public house, called The Amazon and Tiger.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 177 East London (Billericay & Gravesend) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319232125.
  2. ^ "Harvey Village Web Site". www.harvel.net. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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