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Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. The county town is Maidstone. The city of Canterbury and Rochester (which was a city
until 1998
) have cathedrals.

The county has borders with East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London, and a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames estuary. The area has always had close transport links with Europe through its ports and since 1994 through the Channel Tunnel, it has a nominal border with France halfway along the tunnel.

Kent is known as the "Garden of England" because of its agricultural influence, extensive orchards and hop-gardens. Distinctive oast houses
are common in the countryside, although many have been converted into residential dwellings.

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St Giles Church, Wormshill

Wormshill is a small village and civil parish within the Borough of Maidstone in Kent. It lies on a high point of the North Downs roughly 10 miles (16 km) south from The Swale and 11 miles (18 km) north from Maidstone. The villages of Frinsted and Bicknor are approximately 2 miles (3 km) equidistant to the east and west respectively and Hollingbourne, 4 miles (6 km) to the south.

The village has been an agricultural community recorded as far back as the Domesday Book although sources attribute Wormshill's name to the Norse god Woden, suggesting earlier pre-Norman settlement. Today it remains a rural village situated in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a population of around 200.

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Brenda Blethyn (born 20 February 1946 in Ramsgate) is a Golden Globe winning and Academy Award-nominated film, stage, television and voice actor. Her film appearances include the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice.

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Districts in Kent

Kent is divided into 12 local authority districts and Medway Unitary Authority.

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  1. Sevenoaks
  2. Dartford
  3. Gravesham
  4. Tonbridge and Malling
  5. Medway
  6. Maidstone
  7. Tunbridge Wells
  8. Swale
  9. Ashford
  10. City of Canterbury
  11. Shepway
  12. Thanet
  13. Dover

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The County

At the time of the 1831 census, Kent was the 10th largest county, covering 972,240 acres (3,934.5 km2), however by 1871 it had grown to 995,344 acres (4,028.01 km2) and became the 9th largest.

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