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Longfield is a village and civil parish in the Dartford Borough of Kent, England. It borders the Sevenoaks District. It is located south west of Gravesend. It contains several shops, a pub, a 14th-century church and is recorded in the Domesday Book and Anglo-Saxon charters of 964-995.HistoryThe place in Kent is recorded as Langanfelda in the Saxon Charters of 964-995, and as Langafel in the Domesday Book of 1086.It had been proposed by town planner Patrick Abercrombie as part of the Greater London Plan in the mid-1940s to build a new town in the Longfield area, however other satellite areas around London were selected instead.LocalitiesLongfield and New Barn is a civil parish named after the adjacent villages it covers, the eastern part being New Barn, it also covers the smaller settlement, the neighbourhood of Longfield Hill. Longfield is the ancient village, situated on the road between Dartford and Meopham; the historic church there is dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. New Barn is larger in population than Longfield, although has little in the way of services, being a comparatively recent development and purely residential in nature.Longfield is in Kent. When using our United Kingdom road trip planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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