Place:Trottiscliffe, Kent, England

Alt namesTotesclivesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 150
Trotterscliffesource: Family History Library and Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-1872
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 0.35°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoMalling Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Tonbridge and Malling (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Trottiscliffe (pronounced "Trosley" and also found as "Trotterscliffe") is a village in Kent, England about 2.5 miles (4 km) north west of West Malling. Trottiscliffe St Peter and St Paul is an Ancient Parish in the Diocese of Rochester.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Trottiscliffe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"TROTTERSCLIFFE, or Trosley, a parish in Malling [registration] district, Kent; 3 miles NW of West Malling, and 5 W by S of Snodland [railway] station. It has a post-office under Maidstone. Acres: 1,160. Real property: £1,969. Population: 293. Houses: 65. The manor was given, in 788, to Rochester priory; passed to the Bishops of Rochester; and had a palace of theirs, built in 1185. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £356. Patron: W. Shepherd, Esq. The church is ancient and modernized. There is an endowed school with £9 a year."

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