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The History of Kent
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History of Hothfield
Hothfield comes from the Old English ‘hæð’ meaning ‘heather, a tract of uncultivated land’ with ‘feld’ as ‘open county, unencumbered ground’; therefore, ‘heathy open land’.
Hothfield parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint Margaret.
Although, originally built in the 13th century a fire, following a lightning strike,
in 1598 burnt it to the ground. Sir John Tufton, -
In the 1900's, they installed the organ -