West Malling is a ancient marketplace city within the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent, England. It has a population of approximately 2,500 to 5,000. West Malling consists of numerous ancient buildings, which includes St Leonard's Tower, a Norman keep constructed by means of Bishop Gundulf. He additionally built the White Tower of the Tower of London, the castles of Rochester and Colchester, and the Priory and Cathedral of Rochester.
In c.1090 Gundulf founded St. Mary's Abbey in West Malling for Benedictine nuns. This historical web page consists of massive homes from the Norman, medieval, Tudor and Georgian eras. There is also a Grade II Listed 1966 abbey church which is utilized by the Anglican Benedictine nuns who've made Malling Abbey their home for the reason that 1916. Other homes of hobby in West Malling consist of the Prior's House, once a residence for those with leprosy; Ford House, over 600 years vintage; a specially Georgian High Street; the Swan Hotel, an 18th-century coaching inn, and Went House, constructed c.1720 and cited for its elegant brickwork.
Manor Park Country Park is simply to the south of the city, near St Leonard's Tower and Douce's Manor, whose grounds the park as soon as comprised. Originally established on the main avenue to London from the coast, West Malling is about a mile from Junction 4 of the M20, and from Junction 2 of the M26 which leads directly to the M25, encircling London.