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History of Frogholt

The road through Frogholt pre-dates the Roman invasion and, originally, the main route from Ashford to Folkestone, whilst the road from Newington - Shepway connected to the Market Town of Elham and the port at Hythe

The clearings, in which the hamlet of
Frogholt sits, have been there since the beginning of the Iron Age, and although early settlers would have principally been farmers, forestry still played an important role.

The Saxons built the first mill to sit beside the Seabrook stream that runs through
Frogholt. The mill closed in the late 1900's, and demolished, together with the mill house, in the 1980’s to make way for the Channel Tunnel approach roads.

'Old Kent Cottage' is a Grade: II listed building. Built in the 14th century, it is the oldest timber framed cottage in Kent.