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Trottiscliffe is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population485 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ64606052
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWest Malling
Postcode districtME19
Dialling code[01732]
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°19′12″N 0°21′39″E / 51.31997°N 0.36072°E / 51.31997; 0.36072Coordinates: 51°19′12″N 0°21′39″E / 51.31997°N 0.36072°E / 51.31997; 0.36072

Trottiscliffe (/ˈtrɒzli/ (listen) TROZ-lee)[2][3] is a village in Kent, England about 2.5 miles (4 km) north west of West Malling.

The church tower.
The Pilgrims' Way runs near Trottiscliffe

It is often incorrectly spelled Trosley[citation needed] after Trosley Country Park at the top of the North Downs, which was once part of the Trosley Towers Estate. The spelling Trottesclyve [4] appears with nearby Hallyng in 1396.

Historic buildings[edit]

Its most notable features are the neolithic Coldrum Long Barrow and the medieval Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Trottiscliffe was the English home of artist Graham Sutherland from 1937 until his death in 1980.[6] He was buried by Trottiscliffe parish church.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. ^ Glover, Judith (1976). The Place Names of Kent. Batsford. ISBN 0-905270-61-4.
  3. ^ "Trottiscliffe Primary School". Retrieved 11 February 2008.
  4. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives.; third entry, end of line 2 - a free warren trespass on lands of the bishop of Rochester
  5. ^ a b "Trottiscliffe: the building". BART Group of Churches. Archived from the original on 18 January 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  6. ^ Berthoud, Roger (3 January 2008). "Sutherland, Graham Vivian". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/31737. Retrieved 18 January 2020. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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