Plaxtol is a small village of about 1,000 residents in Kent. The River Bourne flows through, and formerly powered three watermills in the parish: Winfield Mill and Longmill (both for corn), and Roughway Paper Mill.
The 1,000-acre Fairlawne Estate adjoining the village of Shipbourne was owned by Sir Henry Vane the Elder, in the 17th century, and was owned by the Cazalet family in the 19th century.
Surrounding villages are Hadlow, Shipbourne, and Borough Green. The nearest towns are Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. The parish is part of the Tonbridge and Malling District since 1974. Prior to that it was located in Malling Rural District.
Yopps Green to the north is sometimes referred to as a hamlet in its own right is just by Boot Wood, on the way to Sheet Hill.
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