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a Picturesque Village in the county of Kent
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About Plaxtol

This is a picturesque Kentish village at the centre of the counties hop growing fields. It has interesting Oast houses and a concentration of charming brick built cottages.

The village is most noted for its historic church, which interestingly was built in 1649 during the English Civil War. Perhaps, it was because of Cromwell's thinking that the church never received a dedication, it is simply known as the village church. Nonetheless, this lovely mellow church building is well worth a visit.

Another architectural gem in the area not to be missed is the gorgeous 14th century Ightham Mote. This was the home of the Selby family from 1598 to 1889, it has original doorways, an outstanding Tudor chapel and shows a mixture of styles from the Jacobean to Victorian. Since the time of the Selby's the house has met with mixed fortunes, it was saved from total destruction by a Mr. Robinson, who bought it and did much to restore it to its former splendour. It is now in the hands of the National Trust and is open to public view.

Plaxtol lies between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, it has one pub - The Papermaker's Arms, perfect for relaxing after exploring the lovely leafy lanes and rolling countryside surrounding the village which has nature trails and is best enjoyed on foot.

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