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The History of Kent
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History of Knockholt
Knockholt comes from the Old English ‘āc’ meaning an ‘oak-
Legend has it that William the Conqueror watered his horse at a dew pond at the highest point in the highest village in Kent, perched on one of Britain's oldest routes, known as the 'Track way.' It ran mostly over hills to avoid the dangers lurking in the surrounding forest.
Knockholt railway station opened as 'Halstead for Knockholt', on the South Eastern
Railway’s Chislehurst to Sevenoaks section of the Tonbridge cut-