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.