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A brief history of Hollingbourne

Hollingbourne is a historic village noted for its superb landscape where ancient buildings add to the rural heritage. Springs from the North Downs give rise to tributaries that join the River Len; these springs feed mill streams and ponds, and their neighbouring meadowland and woods, all of which have ensured Hollingbourne’s historic prosperity.

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Hollingbourne War Memorial

The Hollingbourne War Memorial lists the names of 37 men from Hollingbourne who died for their country in World War I and the names of 12 men and 1 woman from Hollingbourne who died in World War II. Where possible links have been made to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website which provides more information.

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All Saints’ Church

All Saints’ Church in Hollingbourne is part of the North Downs Benefice as from the Autumn of 2016 which includes three groups of churches. Hollingbourne is in a team with Hucking, Thurnham, Detling, Boxley and Grove Green with a Team Vicar based in Hollingbourne. Leeds, Broomfield, and the Anglican community in Kingswood were formerly joined with Hollingbourne and Hucking to form the Leeds and Hollingbourne Benefice. Leeds, Broomfield, and Kingswood are now in a Team with Otham and Langley with their own Team Vicar. The Team Rector lives in Bearsted.

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Hollingbourne Churchyard with trees

Listed Properties

Hollingbourne Village is home to over a hundred listed properties, and includes an area of high preservation.

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Places of interest

The Dirty Habit

Cosy pub with food and a Pizza oven, once the Kings Head 

The Sugar Loaves

Another of Hollingbourne’s listed buildings, the Sugar Loaves has been listed as it is currently named every year except for the 1861 census. A traditional village pub with regular events. 

The Windmill

Pub with food and a large garden with play area. 

Woods of Hollingbourne

Village shop selling all the essentials and seasonal gifts. 

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