Trottiscliffe

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Trottiscliffe
Trottiscliffe is located in Kent
Trottiscliffe
Trottiscliffe
 Trottiscliffe shown within Kent
OS grid reference TQ64606052
District Tonbridge and Malling
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town West Malling
Postcode district ME19
Dialling code [01732]
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Tonbridge and Malling
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°19′12″N 0°21′39″E / 51.31997°N 0.36072°E / 51.31997; 0.36072

Trottiscliffe (Listeni/ˈtrɒzli/ "Trozli")[1][2] is a village in Kent, England about 2.5 miles (4 km) north west of West Malling.

The church steeple.
The Pilgrims' Way runs near Trottiscliffe

Its most notable feature is the neolithic long barrow known as the Coldrum Stones and its medieval church. It is often incorrectly spelled Trosley after Trosley Country Park at the top of the North Downs, which was once part of the Trosley Towers Estate. The spelling Trottesclyve [3] appears with nearby Hallyng in 1396.

Perhaps the best known resident of the village was artist Graham Sutherland who, in 1954, painted a portrait of Sir Winston Churchill. The picture was hated by Sir Winston, to whom it was presented on his 80th birthday, and was destroyed by his wife, Clementine, shortly after it was taken to Chartwell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glover, Judith (1976). The Place Names of Kent. Batsford. ISBN 0-905270-61-4. 
  2. ^ "Trottiscliffe Primary School". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives. http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT6/R2/CP40no541a/bCP40no541adorses/IMG_0721.htm; third entry, end of line 2 - a free warren trespass on lands of the bishop of Rochester

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