Place:Bethersden, Kent, England

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NameBethersden
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.133°N 0.8°E
Located inKent, England
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Bethersden is a small village and civil parish five miles (8 km) west of Ashford, Kent.

The village has two public houses – The Bull and The George. It has a beautiful church (St Margaret's), built in the early 15th century, and a Baptist church (Union Chapel).

Bethersden formerly well known for producing Bethersden Marble and was a centre of the Kentish wool trade. Lovelace Place in Bethersden was the birthplace of 17th-century poet Richard Lovelace.

Several successful business have operated from the village: The Stevenson Brothers, who produce high-quality handmade rocking horses; W & D Cole, who make iron gates and railings; and the former Colt Houses, who sold prefabricated timber homes.

The village has a football team and a cricket team, and a small primary school.

The Bethersden Parish Records Society holds the original parish register, maps, books, photographs and other records relating to the village.

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