Place:Cobham, Kent, England

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NameCobham
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.4°N 0.417°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoStrood Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Gravesham (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Cobham is a village and civil parish in the Gravesham District of Kent, England. It is located south of Watling Street, the old road from Dover to London, six miles south-east of Gravesend. The hamlet of Sole Street lies within the parish, which covers an area of 1,240 ha and has a population of 1,328. (2001 UK census).

The parish church is 13th century and is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene, and has brasses which are reputedly the finest in England. The church in Luddesdowne, part of the ecclesiastical parish, is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. Next to the church in the village is Cobham College, a one-time home for secular priests, and now acting as almshouses.

Cobham Hall was the former 17th-century home of the Earls of Darnley: its gardens were designed by Humphry Repton and the surrounding woods contain the Darnley Mausoleum, a Grade I listed building now undergoing restoration.

Cobham has strong links with Charles Dickens, who used to walk out to the village: he set part of The Pickwick Papers there.

Cobham was a civil parish in Strood Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and since 1974 has been part of the Gravesham unitary authority.

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