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History of Ide Hill

Ide Hill comes from the Old English ‘hyll’ meaning a ‘hill’ combined with a personal name; therefore, ‘Edith’s hill’.


Ide Hill church is dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin, and built in 1865, replacing an earlier chapel constructed by the Bishop of London, in 1807. The shingled spire had a bell hung in 1865.