West Farleigh

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West Farleigh
All Saints Church, West Farleigh.JPG
All Saints Church
West Farleigh is located in Kent
West Farleigh
West Farleigh
West Farleigh shown within Kent
OS grid reference TQ715534
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Maidstone
Postcode district ME15 0xx
Dialling code 01622
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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UK
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Kent
51°15′01″N 0°27′14″E / 51.2502°N 0.4540°E / 51.2502; 0.4540Coordinates: 51°15′01″N 0°27′14″E / 51.2502°N 0.4540°E / 51.2502; 0.4540

West Farleigh is a village and civil parish four miles (6.4km) southwest of Maidstone in the county of Kent. The parish has a population of approximately 450, and is bounded by the civil parishes of East Farleigh, Hunton, Yalding, and over the River Medway by Wateringbury, Teston and Barming. The village boasts three pubs; the White House, The Tickled Trout and The Good Intent. Adjacent to the church is the village cricket ground. The village is twinned with the northern German village of Ringstedt, near Bremerhaven.

The sports club[1] runs a football section involving; two senior Saturday sides, the first team in the Kent County League,[2] the reserve team in the Sevenoaks and District Football League,[3] a veterans' side, and five junior sides which plays their home games at Elmscroft Park, Charlton Lane. An annual tour, once mainly between the club's footballers and that of Ringstedt (but now includes many from the wider community) has been an ongoing, ever-flourishing event since 1988. The cricket section of the sports club runs two senior teams on Saturdays, playing in the Kent County Village League.[4]

The village produces its own monthly newsletter "Life-Line",[5] and an events' website "The Farleighs".[6]

The primary school, that had one classroom, closed in 1968. One of its two teachers at the time, was Miss Whittle, the daughter of Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the (turbo) jet engine. The village's post office and only stores closed in 1986.

The parish church of 'All Saints' dates back to the 11th century.[7][better source needed]

A more detailed early history of West Farleigh can be gained from the British History website.[8]

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