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A bit about Bridge & Villages
Bridge is a village and civil parish near Canterbury in Kent, South East England.The village is surrounded by a buffer zone and almost entirely residential and agricultural.
There are large manor houses in the area. Bridge Place was the home of the Braemes family (Sir Arnold Braemes was the first manager of the Dover Harbour Board). Higham House, now known as Higham Park was one of the largest country houses in East Kent in the 17th Century, Count Zborowski, of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fame, lived in the house earlier this century. Bridge Hill House was the former home of the grandson of the French philosopher Montesquieu. A little further away is Bourne Park where Mozart stayed once to attend the horse races on the Barham Downs.
The Bridge Benefice Church is a group of five rural church congregations under three parishes, Patrixbourne with Bridge, Bekesbourne and Nackington with Lower Hardres.
There are three pubs of great antiquity, the Plough and Harrow, the Red Lion and the White Horse. In The White Horse a famous brawl took place which is recorded in the Church Archives of Christopher Applegate, a contemporary of Marlowe.
The Post Office is a great centre of the village and was used by Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, then living at Broome Park, to send his first despatch in 1914.
The village has a junior football club, tennis club and a farmers market held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.