The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Wrotham
Wrotham, commonly pronounced Ruteham. In Domesday book it is written Broteham, and in Textus Roffensis, Wroteham
The village, or town of Wrotham, is situated at the foot of the great ridge of chalk hills, above the summit of which this parish extends northward. From this hill, called here Wrotham hill, which is here luxuriantly cloathed with fine spreading beech trees, there is a most beautiful prospect southward over a variety, of country, lying in the vale beneath, of vast extent, which is bounded by the sand hills at the southern extremity of it; the high road from London through Farningham Maidstone leads through this town, which is a little more than twenty-four miles from London. At the entrance of it is the mansion of the rectory, a handsome house, well suited to the income of it, and on the opposite side the road stands the church, and the small remains of the archiepiscopal palace, but yet sufficient to remind us of its having formerly been such. In the center of the town stand the marketplace and public well, both repaired by the lord of the manor; the market, which was on a Tuesday, has been disused for many years, but here is a fair held yearly on May 4, for horses, cattle, &c. Oppofite the marketplace is Wrotham place, the seat of Mr. Haddock, a further account of which will be given hereafter …
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1798

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Books and other documents
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1798The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume V by Edward Hastedp. 6
1826A Perambulation of Kent conteining the Description, Hystorie and Customes of that Shire, written in the Year 1570 by William Lambardep. 456
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 345
1871A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the Early History of the County, Volume I. by Robert Furley, F.S.A.Domesday p. 225; pannage p. 254; peculiar of Canterbury p. 400
1874A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the History of the County to the present time, Volume II by Robert Furley, F.S.A.p. 47; p. 108; p. 129; p. 163; p. 727; p. 743; p. 796; p. 797; p. 842
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 366

Pictures 

House at Wrotham Heath - 20th June 1885

Wrotham Hills - 1904

Middle Street - 1905

Trosley Towers - 1905

Wrotham Church - 1905

Bull Hotel - 1907

Vigo Hill - 1907
 

Wrotham Church - c 1910

The Devils Kitchen - 1920

St Marys Road - c 1920

St Marys Road - c 1920

High Street - 1950

Offham, near Wrotham - 1962
 

Places and properties in Wrotham - a directory of homes, farms, churches, schools, inns, and other places of interest that existed prior to 1900 has been compiled from Post Office directories, Kelly's directories, Trade directories, Census data, Ordnance survey maps and books of the period
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