Pembury is a large village in the county of Kent in the south-east of England, UK with a population of around 6,000 and lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies just to the north of the town of Tunbridge Wells. There have been settlements in the area since at least Saxon times in the 11th century. The name ‘Pembury’ derives from the Saxon ‘Pepingburh’ or ‘Pepingeberia’. The village’s oldest church is estimated to have been at least initially built in the 11th century.