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Lamberhurst ( is a village and civil parish in Kent containing the hamlets of The Down and Hook Green. At the 2001 census it had a population of 1,491.HistoryPrior to the Industrial Revolution, Lamberhurst was a centre for the Wealden iron industry, originally set up during Roman times. Since then it had some importance for the hop industry; was home to Margaret Thatcher; acquired an extensive golf course; has controversially been by-passed; and played a major role in English wine production.The C of E Church is east of the village, a 14th/15th century building dedicated to St Mary.Lamberhurst civil parish on formation when they first became possible in the 19th century was at first in both Kent and East Sussex. The line of the county border was adjusted following the Local Government Act 1894, which required that parish boundaries be aligned with counties.Geography/TopographyThe village lies in the valley of the River Teise, one of the main tributaries of the River Medway. The valley of one of its tributaries, the River Bewl, was dammed and flooded between 1973 and 1975 creating the Bewl Water reservoir. The village itself has a large conservation area with a large number of 17th and 18th century buildings. and the Strict Baptist Church, established in the village since the 18th century.
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