Place:Shoreham, Kent, England

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NameShoreham
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.333°N 0.183°E
Located inKent, England
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Shoreham is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. The parish includes the settlements of Badgers Mount and Well Hill, and is located north of Sevenoaks.

The probable derivation of the name is estate at the foot of a steep slope. Steep slope was from the Saxon word scor. pronounced shor, but written sore by Norman scribes.

The village of Shoreham contains four traditional independent pubs: Ye Olde George Inne, The King's Arms, The Two Brewers and the Crown; with another in nearby Twitton.

History

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The Darent valley was one of the major areas of Stone Age settlement; and Shoreham is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

It was also known as a smuggling area. Moreover, Shoreham was the most bombed village in the United Kingdom during the Second World War due to the fact the Army took over several manor houses for operational use.

Papermaking was once a local industry; the mill closed finally in 1925.

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