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Matfield is a small village, part of the civil parish of Brenchley, in the Tunbridge Wells Borough of Kent, England. The sculptor Theresa Sassoon planted a tree on the green to commemorate the end of World War I; the tree was blown down in the hurricane of 1987 and had to be replaced. There are also three pubs: The Wheelwright's Arms; The Star and a gastropub "The Poet" at the Standing Cross.Matfield was awarded the title of Kent Village of the Year in 2010.GeographyMatfield is located around 5mi southeast of Royal Tunbridge Wells and 2mi south of Paddock Wood.The village grew up around its village green, which is the largest in Kent. The village green features a large pond at its northern end. Overlooking the green is the grade I listed Matfield House, a Georgian building with a stable block and coachhouse at the rear.Notable peopleSiegfried Sassoon (1886–1967), poet, was born in Matfield.Theresa Thornycroft (1853–1946), sculptor, lived in Matfield.Francis Marchant (1864-1946), cricketer and captain of Kent CCC, born in Matfield House.Alan Watt (1907–74), cricketer, lived in MatfieldHarrison Weir (1824–1906), artist, lived in Matfield.
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