TQ8149 : Broad Street, Sutton Valence

taken 4 years ago, near to Sutton Valence, Kent, Great Britain

Broad Street, Sutton Valence
Broad Street, Sutton Valence
Sutton Valence grew up beside the Maidstone to Tenterden and Winchelsea road on the steep slope of the Greensand Ridge, following the ridge and not the road. As a result there are fine views over the Weald of Kent from many places in the village.
Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester at one time owned the nearby castle - see LinkExternal link De Montfort led the baronial rebellion against Henry III and was killed at the Battle of Evesham in 1265, after which his estates were confiscated by the Crown. Henry III then conferred the castle on his half-brother William de Valence as a reward for his support during the rebellion, and the village of Sutton, or 'South Town, became known as Sutton Valence.
This view looks from near the village shop and post office up Broad Street towards East Sutton.
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8149 4924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.8111N 0:35.8275E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8144 4923
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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