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Trottiscliffe is located in Kent
Trottiscliffe shown within Kent
Population 485 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TQ64606052
Shire county
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
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/ (About this sound listen) "Trozli")[2][3] 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 [4] 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 Churchill, to whom it was presented on his 80th birthday, and was destroyed by his wife, Clementine, shortly after it was taken to Chartwell.


  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 2008-02-11.
  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

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