Ryarsh

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Ryarsh
Ryarsh is located in Kent
Ryarsh
Ryarsh
Ryarsh shown within Kent
Population 696 (2011 Census)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town West Malling
Postcode district ME 19
Dialling code 01732
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
KentCoordinates: 51°18′49″N 0°23′40″E / 51.313650°N 0.394510°E / 51.313650; 0.394510

Ryarsh is a village and civil parish in the local government district of Tonbridge and Malling in Kent, England. It is home to around 1,000 residents.[2] Ryarsh is west of Maidstone and north of West Malling and Kings Hill.

History[edit]

Ryarsh is believed to be a Saxon village dating from around 1050.[3]

Ryarsh Circle[edit]

The "Ryarsh Circle" are remains of a hill figure chalk circle. Little is known about it, but is believed to be manmade.

Culture and community[edit]

The village public house is the Duke of Wellington. The village also has a community village hall and accompanying village green which hosts the annual fete, primary school and children's play area.

Transport[edit]

Ryarsh is located close to the A20, M20 and M25. The closest railway stations are at West Malling for the Maidstone East Line and Snodland for the Medway Valley Line.

Education[edit]

Ryarsh Primary School is located on Birling Road. There is no secondary school in the village, with most pupils transferring to schools in Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge or Tunbridge Wells.[4]

The Duke of Wellington[edit]

See The Duke of Wellington

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ryarsh village website". Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ryarsh Community Website". Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ryarsh Primary School Prospectus". Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

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