Place:West Malling, Kent, England

NameWest Malling
Alt namesMetlingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 150
Town Mallingsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates51.292°N 0.417°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoMalling Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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West Malling (historically Town Malling) is a historic market town in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent, England. It has a population of about 3,000 to 5,000.

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West Malling is some 35 miles (56 km) from central London and is next to the main road between London and the coastal ferry ports of Folkestone and Dover and with good links by road and rail; the area has become a popular commuter location.

Kings Hill is a new parish on which development started in 1989 near West Malling, on land previously occupied by RAF West Malling. It is a mixed residential housing estate and commercial development formed from parts of West Malling, Mereworth, East Malling and Wateringbury.

In the 1930s, Maidstone Airport was established two miles from the town, at Kings Hill. During the Second World War, RAF fighters were posted to the then-named RAF West Malling, and several US Navy squadrons were located there during the 1960s. It was closed as an operational airfield in 1967.

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