Place:Biddenden, Kent, England

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NameBiddenden
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.117°N 0.65°E
Located inKent, England
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Biddenden is a village and civil parish in the Ashford District of Kent, England. The village lies on the Weald of Kent, some five miles (8 km) north of Tenterden. It was centre for Wealden iron industry and also of clothmaking. During the half century reign of Edward III, Flemish clothworkers were settled in the area. The ready availability of raw materials led to the establishment of an industry for the production of broadcloth. An important cottage industry is established to the west, where numerous vineyards and orchards produce varietal wines, ciders and juices.

Biddenden is also the trading name of Biddenden's Cider. Biddenden's Cider is made by Biddenden Vineyards Ltd. whose premises are close to the village.

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