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Otford, Kent

Otford is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent known for its classically English (Kentish) countryside. The village is located on the River Darent, flowing north down its valley from its source on the North Downs. The name is a contraction of Otterford, possibly derived from Offa, the King of Mercia who fought a battle at Otford against the Kentish Saxons in 776 at the Battle of Otford.
DistrictSevenoaks
Post townSevenoaks
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5159
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01959
Population3,528 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Otford, Kent has been known in the past

Orford ~ Ottanford ~ Otefort

Otford, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Otford, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent - par., 280G ac., pop. 1388; vil., on river Derwent, 3 miles N. of Sevenoaks; P.O.; near the sta. is Otford House, seat.

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