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Old Kent Cottage, Frogholt
Frogholt is located in Kent
Frogholt shown within Kent
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Folkestone
Postcode district CT18
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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51°05′44″N 1°06′26″E / 51.0956°N 1.1073°E / 51.0956; 1.1073Coordinates: 51°05′44″N 1°06′26″E / 51.0956°N 1.1073°E / 51.0956; 1.1073

Frogholt is a hamlet near Folkestone in Kent, England, on the banks of the Seabrook stream. There are eight houses in Frogholt. The hamlet is part of a conservation area and lies very close to the larger villages of Newington (where at the 2011 Census the population was included) and Peene.

One of the houses, now called Old Kent Cottage, was probably built in the 15th century.[1] Claims have been made that it is as much as one thousand years old,[2] but since it is constructed as a medieval hall house with Parlour and solar, this is unlikely to be the case.[1] It is reputed to be the oldest thatched cottage in Kent and is said to have been a haven for Archbishop Thomas Becket during his feud with King Henry II,[2] although that claim is impossible to verify.


  1. ^ a b "An Archaeological Interpretative Survey of Old Kent Cottage, Frogholt, Kent" (PDF). Centre for Applied Archaeology, University College London. 1 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Cottage inhabited for 1,000 years". BBC News. 14 March 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2011.