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Leybourne, Kent

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Leybourne, Kent

Leybourne is a small village in Kent, England situated off Junction 4 of the M20 Motorway. Leybourne is adjacent to Larkfield and West Malling. Historically, the area was extensively quarried, leaving a number of flooded gravel pits. These have recently been developed into Leybourne Lakes Country Park, and a housing development. Several of the houses on the development feature in the Channel 4 TV Series Cape Wrath.
DistrictTonbridge and Malling
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ6858
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast

Other names by which Leybourne, Kent has been known in the past

Leibourn ~ Leiburne ~ Leyborne ~ Leleburne

Leybourne, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Leybourne, par. and vil., Kent, 5 miles NW. of Maidstone, 1523 ac., pop. 277; near the church are remains of Leybourne Castle; the par. contains the seat of Leybourne Grange.

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