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Blean is in the Canterbury district of Kent, England. It is the name of the large civil parish and the suburban developed village within it: the latter is scattered along the road between Canterbury and Whitstable, in the middle of the Forest of Blean and the parish is mostly woodland, much of which is ancient woodland.HistoryIn 1800, according to Edward Hasted's county study, the village was once part of the king's antient forest of Blean in the hundred of Westgate.The village name of Blean may well have derived from the Old English word ‘blea’ which means rough ground.AmenitiesThe village has a druid woodland sculpture park, noted for its large sleeping dragon. The east of the village has a hall and recreation ground used for sports.The parish church is about half a mile from the village centre. It is dedicated to St Cosmus and St Damian and emphasising some kind of descriptor of the land itself, has always been suffixed 'in the Blean'. It is a 13th-century building and Grade II* listed, mid-ranking in the national grading scheme.Veering towards the north of the village's main street is a pub; a post office is also in the village.EconomyBlean's economy is closely tied to Canterbury and to a lesser extent, Whitstable. In television entertainment Smallfilms operates here the production company that created the animated series Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss and the Clangers, at Peter Firmin's barn on the Blean farm.
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