Brabourne

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Brabourne
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Brabourne
Location within Kent
Area14.77 km2 (5.70 sq mi)
Population1,309 (Civil Parish 2011) [1]
  Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR085405
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Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHFORD
Postcode district TN25
Dialling code 01303
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51°8′18″N1°0′3″E / 51.13833°N 1.00083°E / 51.13833; 1.00083

Brabourne is a village and civil parish in the Ashford district of Kent, England. The village centre is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Ashford town centre.

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Geography

The village originated around the village church and this area is now usually referred to as East Brabourne. The original village has been outgrown by Brabourne Lees, a development on former common land, closer to the A20 and M20 roads. The western part of the parish is a rural area with scattered farms.

Church

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St Mary the Virgin's Church

The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Blessed Virgin; there is also a Zion Strict Baptist Chapel in Brabourne Lees. The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, in the Norman and Early English styles, and has a tower which was restored in 1923-24, containing six bells, increased to eight in 2002. There are numerous monuments to the Scott family, some brasses and several stained glass windows, one of which contains very early glass; the church affords seating for 200.[ citation needed ] The restoration was carried out by Sir Gilbert Scott. [2]

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References

  1. Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 247

Coordinates: 51°8′18″N1°0′3″E / 51.13833°N 1.00083°E / 51.13833; 1.00083