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Shoreham, Kent

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Shoreham, Kent

Shoreham is a village and civil parish in the valley of the River Darent six miles north of Sevenoaks in Kent: it is in the District of Sevenoaks. The parish includes the settlements of Badgers Mount and Well Hill. 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.
Post townSevenoaks
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5161
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01959

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

Shoreham, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent - par., 5599 ac., pop. 1420; vil., 4½ miles N. of Sevenoaks; P.O., T.O.; Shoreham Mill, paperworks, and Shoreham Place, seat, are near the vil.

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