Place:Yalding, Kent, England

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NameYalding
Alt namesHallingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 145
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.217°N 0.433°E
Located inKent, England
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Yalding is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Maidstone in Kent, England. The village is situated south west of Maidstone at a point where the Rivers Teise and Beult join the River Medway. At the 2001 census, the parish, which includes the villages of Benover and Laddingford, had a population of 2,236.

There are three bridges in the village; the Twyford Bridge (meaning twin ford, where there was originally a double crossing of the two rivers) is one of the finest medieval bridges in the south-east of England. Yalding was one of the principal shipment points on the River Medway for cannon, from villages of the Wealden iron industry. One iron master was John Browne from Horsmonden. 

The wharf was later used for transporting fruit from the many orchards in the area. Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic growing charity, created a demonstration garden located near the village. This was closed in 2007 but leased and reopened by the local business Maro Foods, in 2008. The gardens are now known as the Yalding Gardens.

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