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Lenham is a market village in Kent situated on the southern edge of the North Downs, halfway between Maidstone and Ashford.
The village is at the main source of the Great Stour and the Stour Valley Walk starts here, heading to Ashford and on to Canterbury and the English Channel near Sandwich. It is also the source of the River Len, which flows in a westerly direction to join the River Medway at Maidstone.
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Lenham was a civil parish in Hollingbourne Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Maidstone non-metropolitan district.
Lenham, Kent in A Vision of Britain Through Time