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The Story of Aylesford Church Organ.

The Story of Aylesford Church Organ. The people and the music from Victorian times to the present (2nd Edition: revised, enlarged and retitled) Author: Michael I Keays. Date: 2015. Publisher: ENSO publishing, art and design, The Design Practice, Suite S7, Springfield House, Sandling Road, Maidstone ME14 2LP; T: 01622 755599. W: ISBN: 978-0-9567194-2-3. Format: […]

Local History Books

Wrens Cross Police Station History The former headquarters of Kent County Constabulary could finally be redeveloped after lying empty for almost two decades. Wrens Cross, on Upper Stone Street, Maidstone has fallen into disrepair since Kent County Council quit the site in 1997 and has been at the centre of several proposed developments. Regeneration of […]

An extract from The Kent Village Book by Alan Bignell

AYLESFORD The most casual visitor to Aylesford can see at once that it is old. It is, in fact, said to be one of the oldest continually occupied sites in England The Royal Manor of Aylesford was first owned by William the Conqueror and the church of St Peter and St Paul is of Norman […]

Church Farm Project

Introduction These notes gives a brief history of Church Farm and the Parish Council’s plans for the conversion of the existing buildings and use of the land adjoining this former farmyard which it now owns as open space. It is a very brief account and the Parish Council intends to carry out fuller research so […]

Church Farm History

Church Farm formed part of the ”Larkfield Estate” established at the end of the 19th Century by Samuel Lee-Smith He lived in ”Larkfield Hall” a ragstone Victorian house roughly opposite Larkfield Fire Station. The ragstone wall still marks the boundary, with the remains of the two access points were the wall goes in. Lee -Smith […]

Borough Court

A manor house, Borough Court (also known as Brooke Court), stood in the northernmost part of the parish; though it no longer exists it probably stood in the vicinity of the modern Aylesford Newsprint site. The Culpepper family of Aylesford owned the house during the reign of King Edward III (1327–1377). The High Sheriff of […]

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