Sevenoaks - Chevening

Chevening church
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The Parish of Chevening is a rectangular piece of land in West Kent on the North West edge of Sevenoaks running approximately north - south, about 7 miles long and between a mile and a mile and a half wide. The Parish runs from the top of the North Downs over the earliest settled lands in the Darent Valley, up over the wooded Greensand ridge and at its southernmost point, down into the Weald of Kent. The parish is a small one, being 6.5 miles (10.5 km) in length and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide.

It has a population of 2,762.Apart from the village the remaining area is rural.

The Parish today is crossed by busy important roads, the M25, the M26 the A25 and the A21; making it an excellent base for anyone whose life involves motorway travel.

Chevening is now the Official Residence of the Foreign Secretary. The extensive gardens are open to the public several times each year. Chevening is a starting point for several Footpaths which go down the Darenth valley or climb the North Downs.

Its parish church is dedicated to St Botolph.