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English: Bearsted ( "Bare-sted") is an ancient village and civil parish in mid-Kent, three miles (4.7 km) to the east of Maidstone. The original village site was on the north bank of the River Len, a tributary of the River Medway, and at the foot of the North Downs. The centre of Bearsted still retains its village look: at the opposite corners of the village green are two pubs: the White Horse and a very popular'Free-house' The Oak On The Green. The parish church is dedicated to the Holy Cross: on three corners of its tower are stone beasts. There is a tennis club along with a bowls club as well as both a Scout Group (1st Bearsted The Scarlet Pimpernels) and a Guide unit. Other establishments include a Rifle Club ( and a private members club (The Bearsted and Thurnham Club). The current population of the parish is about 10,000.
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village and civil parish in Kent, England
Instance of village,
civil parish
Location Maidstone, United Kingdom
Authority control

51° 16′ 25.68″ N, 0° 34′ 44.04″ E

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