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History of Crockham hill

Crockham Hill comes from the Old English ‘crundel’ meaning a ‘chalk-pit, quarry’ with ‘ham’ as a ‘village, homestead’ and ‘hyll’ for ‘hill’; therefore, the ‘quarry village on the hill’.

Crockham Hill parish church is a Grade: II listed building, dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Charles Warde of Squerryes Court, Westerham and his sister Mrs E Mildmay funded the construction of the church in 1842. Although the designer is unknown, the plan follows medieval architecture. Crockham Hill became a separate parish in 1845.