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