Otterden

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Otterden
Otterden is located in Kent
Otterden
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District Maidstone
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Coordinates: 51°14′42″N 0°47′24″E / 51.245°N 0.79°E / 51.245; 0.79Otterden is a village on the Kent Downs in the borough of Maidstone in Kent, England.[1]

History[edit]

Otterden is mentioned in the Domesday Book under Kent in the lands belonging to Adam FitzHubert. The book which was written in 1086 said:

The same Adam[2] holds Otterden of the bishop. It is assessed as half a sulong There is land for two ploughs and two villans with four bordars having half a plough. There\are two slaves and one acre of meadow and woodland for 5 pigs. TRE[3] and aftgerwards worth about ten shillings now 30. To this manor belong two messuages in Canterbury giving 12 pence. Alweard had this manor from King Edward.[4]

From 1933 to 1940 and from 1946 to 1948, Otterden was the home of the Bunce Court School, founded by Anna Essinger when she closed her German boarding school after the Nazi Party seized power and moved her school to England.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otterden
  2. ^ Adam Fitzhubert held several manors in Kent including Old Shelve, Langley, and Chart Sutton.
  3. ^ Tempore Regis Edward ie in the time of King Edward before the Norman Conquest in 1066
  4. ^ Domesday Book, a complete translation, Ann Williams and GH Martin (Eds), p19, ISBN 0-14-051535-6, 2002
  5. ^ Michael Luick-Thram, "Anna Essinger and the New Herrlingen School" Parish of Otterden website. Dissertation excerpt, Creating 'New Americans': WWII-era European Refugees': Formation of American Identities. Retrieved September 28, 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Otterden at Wikimedia Commons