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A very hearty welcome to the Thurnham Parish Website

Thurnham Parish is located in a beautiful and secluded area of Kent and is just 3 miles north east of the County Town of Maidstone. The Parish covers an approximate area of 3194 acres, the majority of which lies within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the North Downs Special Landscape Area. The famous Pilgrims Way runs through our Parish and attracts many ramblers who often stop to explore the ruins of Thurnham Castle and Thurnham village that has much to offer visitors.

Thurnham Parish is surrounded by the Parishes of Detling, Stockbury, Hucking, Hollingbourne, Bearsted and Boxley. It has a population of 839 electorates and 474 residencies.

National Grid Coordinates: TQ 810 584


Quiet Lane scheme – we want your view.

Thurnham Lane and Water Lane along with the Pilgrims Way between those two roads are used by increasing numbers of walkers, cyclists horse riders and motor vehicles.

Councillors are looking for public support for a scheme to improve the safety and experience of this shared space for all users and would like to hear from members of the public with their views. Although the Parish Council is not the Highways Authority, with public comments we hope to request the support of KCC in progressing the Quiet Lanes Scheme along these routes.

Please write or email and let us know what you think.

Write to the Parish Clerk - 4 Birkhall Close, Chatham, Kent, ME57QD



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