Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Kent County in Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
This is an acrylic fridge magnet depicting Kent County Lamberhurst in the United Kingdom. Lamberhurst is a village in Kent containing the hamlets of The Down and Hook Green with a population of about 1,500. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, Lamberhurst was a centre for the Wealden iron industry, founded during Roman times. The village lies in the valley of the River Teise, which is one of the main tributaries of the River Medway. The valley of one of its tributaries, the River Bewl, was dammed and flooded between 1973 and 1975 to create the Bewl Water reservoir. It is now an important region for English wine production and the hop industry. There is an extensive golf course for tourists. The closest railway stations are Frant or Wadhurst on the north-south London to Hastings line. Bus services are provided by Autocar and Countryliner Coaches. Political buffs will be interested to know Margaret Thatcher once lived in Kent County.
Things To See In Kent County
The village itself has a large conservation area including a large number of 17th and 18th century buildings. There are the ruins of Bayham Abbey which have been opened up by English Heritage, and the abbey's gardens and house are replacement listed. Then there is the 14th century Scotney Castle to the east which is a property of the National Trust. The moat and lake in the grounds of Scotney Castle are the result of the dam on the River Teise. There was controversy in 2005 when the village was bypassed, to the east, by the A21 which had previously ran through the village. The decision was disliked as it took traffic away from the village and directed it toward an area that requires protection, the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.