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Encyclopedia > Biddenden

Biddenden is a village that lies on the Weald of Kent, some five miles north of Tenterden. It was centre for Wealden iron industry and also of clothmaking. During the reign of Edward III some Flemish clothworkers settled in the area. The ready availability of raw materials led to the establishment of an industry for the production of broadcloth.

There is a local legend of Siamese twins being born in the village in 1100.

External links

  • The Maids of Biddenden (http://www.villagenet.co.uk/highweald/villages/biddenden.php)

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Biddenden Kent - (The Maids of Biddenden) - an English Village (UK) (542 words)
Biddenden is on the old A274 Tenterden to Maidstone road, and is a small very attractive village with a few local shops, and a small village green.
In 1905 the railway came to Biddenden, as it was on the branch line from Headcorn to Biddenden, Tenterden, Northiam, Bodiam and finally Robertsbridge.
Biddenden is a very pretty village, with a wealth of fl and white and old tile hung cottages.
Tudor Cottage B&B, Biddenden - Bed and Breakfast near Tenterden (269 words)
Tudor Cottage is situated in the heart of Biddenden village, surrounded by the beauty of the Kentish Wealden countryside.
Built at a time when Biddenden was the centre of a rich woollen and weaving community, it is watched over by the Church of "All Saints", which has its origins in the thirteenth century, the clock being added in 1878.
Biddenden is an ideal location from which to visit the various castles, historic homes and gardens of interest and splendour.
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