Place:Shoreham, Kent, England

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NameShoreham
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.333°N 0.183°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoSevenoaks Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Sevenoaks (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a place named Shoreham-by-Sea in the county of Sussex.

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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. It is located in the Darent Valley and Shoreham is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It had a reputation as a smuggling area. 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.

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.

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

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Shoreham was a civil parish in Sevenoaks Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Sevenoaks non-metropolitan district.

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