Place:Staplehurst, Kent, England

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NameStaplehurst
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.167°N 0.55°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoMaidstone Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Maidstone (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Staplehurst is a large village and civil parish, situated south of Maidstone in Kent, England. The name Staplehurst comes from the Saxon words staple (meaning "post") and hurst (meaning "wood" or "clearing in a forest"). The village lies on the route of a Roman road, which is now incorporated into the course of the A229.

There are approximately 2,600 households and 6,000 residents, a population that brings the village on par with some small towns.

Staplehurst was a civil parish in Maidstone Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Maidstone non-metropolitan district.

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