Batcheller Monkhouse let and sell a number of properties in Langton Green, Kent and the surrounding area. With four offices across Kent and Sussex and highly experienced staff, our knowledge of the local area and property market is unmatched. If you are thinking of moving to Langton Green or in a neighbouring village, please find some useful information below.
Langton Green Village Sign
Langton Green is a village of over 1,300 households and is one of the four villages which make up Speldhurst Parish. Its Church (All Saints) sits close to the Green and the Village Hall is now a new modern building located next to the recreation ground. The rural area around Langton Green is a fine example of Kent/Sussex landscape at its very best and is well served by a comprehensive network of footpaths ideal for pleasant countryside walking.
Langton Green used to have its own ancient castle just to the West of the current Broom Lane. In around 1350, Sir Thomas Holland built on its site a new home for his 12-year-old royal bride, Joanna the Fair Maid of Kent, who was the granddaughter of King Edward I. Sir Thomas was Lord of the Manor of Speldhurst and he died in 1360, whilst on service in France.
Joanna, who had been the childhood sweetheart of Edward the Black Prince, then married him and became the first Princess of Wales. One of their children became King Richard II, King of England. Joanna features on the Langton Green village sign.
The main road running through Langton Green, along the ridge on which it grew, was the toll road from Tunbridge Wells to Maresfield. Much later, with ever changing priorities, the main road became the A264 Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead road. Because of the importance of this road, many of the shops in Langton Green have survived, when surrounding villages have largely lost theirs.
Langton Green’s main claim to fame in recent years is as the place where ‘Subbuteo’, the famous table football game, was invented and made for many years before being sold to Waddingtons. There are still very active Subbuteo Clubs around and World Championships are held.
Langton Green has a strong community spirit, they have many clubs, Langton Green community sports association, Langton Green Cricket Club, Langton Green Car Club and also Langton Green Badminton Club that you can join, there are many lovely walks around the local countryside.
There is also a village society that helps to look after the village. There is an annual Village Fete held each year on the green.
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