Wateringbury Parish Council

Welcome to Wateringbury

Welcome to Wateringbury, an historic Kent village lying within the lovely rural Medway Valley. It has a population of around 2000 and is surrounded by agricultural land and orchards. From the crossroads at the centre of the village, the A26 Tonbridge Road leads to Hadlow and Tonbridge to the West and Maidstone to the East.  The B2015 Bow Road, leads north to East Malling and south Paddock Wood.

Much of the village lies within a Conservation Area. Historic features include the replica village stocks and the old one-man lock-up, the Mill Pond and watermill, and a number of listed buildings. There are playing fields used by sport clubs, play areas, and footpaths to the west of the village and along the banks of the River Medway.

Current amenities include a primary school, the village hall, post office, doctors surgery, convenience store, fuel station, hairdressers, café/antique shop, estate agent, a library in an old telephone box, hotel, two pubs and a plant nursery. The village is well served by bus routes and has its own railway station on the Medway Valley line with links to mainline services to the west at Paddock Wood and Tonbridge, and Maidstone and Strood to the east.

For more on the history of the village see: https://sites.google.com/site/wateringburylocalhistory/topics

The Ordnance Survey Explorer map covering Wateringbury is no. 148:


GPS co-ordinates for Wateringbury – 51° 15′ 0″ North, 0° 25′ 0″ East

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