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Goudhurst Village

Goudhurst Village pond.

In the 12th and 13th centuries Goudhurst grew as a farming village. Around 1330 Flemish weavers set up shop in the village and surrounding area. The Weavers Cottages in Goodhurst date from c. 1350. The weaving of Kentish Broadcloth continued for many years, bringing prosperity to the village. The weavers brought with them an interest in hop growing, and it became a major rural activity from the late 1700's.

Goudhurst is a village in Kent on the Weald, about 12 miles south of Maidstone. there is a large village pond.

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