Place:Chevening, Kent, England

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NameChevening
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.283°N 0.133°E
Located inKent, England
Contained Places
Cemetery
St Botolph Churchyard
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Chevening is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The parish is located to the north west of Sevenoaks on the southern slopes of the North Downs. The parish is a small one, being in length and wide. It has a population of 2,762. Apart from the village the remaining area is rural. Chevening House, looked after by the National Trust, is located here. The Pilgrims' Way crosses the parish. Close to Chevening, the path of Harold Godwinson's army en route to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, heading south along what is now Chipstead Lane, crosses William the Conqueror's route after the battle towards London along the Pilgrim's Way.

The village of Chevening is also small. It stands on the upper reaches of the River Darent. The village lies very close to the M25 motorway. Its parish church is dedicated to St Botolph.

Chevening was served by a railway station on the Westerham Valley Branch Line running between Westerham and Dunton Green: it opened in 1881 and closed in 1961.

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