Platt, Kent

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Platt is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population1,679 (2011 Census)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSevenoaks
Postcode districtTN15
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°17′12″N 0°20′07″E / 51.286580°N 0.335400°E / 51.286580; 0.335400Coordinates: 51°17′12″N 0°20′07″E / 51.286580°N 0.335400°E / 51.286580; 0.335400

Platt, or St. Mary's Platt is a village in the local government district of Tonbridge and Malling in Kent, England. The village contains a church which was built in 1843 and which stands on a hill overlooking the village centre. The architects were Whichcord and Walker of Maidstone.[2]

The hamlet of Crouch (pronounced Crooch) lies within the parish. The River Bourne flows through the western part of the parish. Basted Paper Mill was within the parish boundary.

The Anglican parish church of St Mary's dates from 1843. The architects were Messrs. Whichcord and Walker of Maidstone.[3] The churchyard is the resting place of comic actor Richard Hearne who lived at Platt Farm, a fifteenth-century property in Long Mill Lane, in the village from the 1940s, from where he ran a market garden.[4]

BBC broadcaster Adam Curtis grew up in Platt.[5]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  2. ^ churchplansoline [1][permanent dead link] Retrieved 27 May 2011
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  4. ^ "The Television Annual for 1952", ed. by Kenneth Baily, Odhams Press, p. 94.
  5. ^ Lethem, Jonathan (27 October 2016). "Adam Curtis and the Secret History of Everything". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 February 2017.

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