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Bridge is a village and civil parish near Canterbury in Kent, South East England.

Bridge
St Peter Bridge 1.jpg
St Peter's Church, Bridge
Bridge is located in Kent
Bridge
Bridge
Bridge shown within Kent
Area4.08 km2 (1.58 sq mi)
Population1,576 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density386/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTR182542
Civil parish
  • Bridge
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCANTERBURY
Postcode districtCT4
Dialling code01227
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Kent
51°14′42″N 1°07′39″E / 51.2450°N 1.1274°E / 51.2450; 1.1274Coordinates: 51°14′42″N 1°07′39″E / 51.2450°N 1.1274°E / 51.2450; 1.1274

Bridge village is in the Nailbourne valley in a rural setting on the old Roman road, Watling Street, formerly the main road between London and Dover. The village itself is centred 2.5 miles south-east of the city of Canterbury.

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HistoryEdit

It is likely that the parish took its name from "Bregge", a bridge which crossed the river Nailbourne, a tributary of the Stour.[2] The parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.

GeographyEdit

The village is surrounded by a buffer zone, and is almost entirely residential and agricultural. Its layout is a cross between a linear settlement and a clustered settlement.

AmenitiesEdit

Bourne Park is a Queen Anne mansion with lake, occasionally open to the public, its façade and structure dates mostly to 1702.

The village is home to 3 pubs and a thriving Tennis Club with over 200 active members.

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