Otford shown within Kent
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Otford is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent known for its classically English (Kentish) countryside. The village is located on the River Darent, flowing north down its valley from its source on the North Downs. The name is a contraction of Otterford, possibly derived from Offa, the King of Mercia who fought a battle at Otford against the Kentish Saxons in 776 at the Battle of Otford.
The Anglican parish church of Otford is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew. Otford Methodist Church, Otford Evangelical Free Church and the Roman Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity also serve the village; the buildings were registered for marriages in 1936, 1959 and 1981 respectively.
Otford was elected "Village of the year" in 2006.
Otford lies on the A225, a main road between Dartford and Sevenoaks. The presence of the site of a Roman villa, in addition to the remains of an ancient trackway, suggests that this road has a long history. The M26 motorway uses the valley here as part of its route.
Otford railway station is on the commuter line between London Victoria and Ashford, and is a junction for the branch line to Sevenoaks.
- Pilgrims' Way
Passing through Otford is the Pilgrims' Way, the historic route supposed to have been taken by pilgrims from Winchester in Hampshire, England, to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.
Sevenoaks Information provides a comprehensive What's On events diary for Otford and surrounding area.
See also 
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- The Otford Village Information Website. What's On Interactive Calendar, Organisations and News.
- The Otford Society: includes historical information
- Otford Parish Council and Heritage Centre
- St. Bartholomew's Church, Otford
- Otford's Scale Model of the Solar System
- Shops in Otford: including news
- "Places of Worship" (PDF). Sevenoaks District Council. 2009. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- The London Gazette: . 14 August 1936. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- The London Gazette: . 1 May 1959. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- The London Gazette: . 18 March 1981. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- Sevenoaks Information
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