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The History of Kent
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History of Meopham
Meopham [pronounced Meppum], comes from the Old English ‘hām’ meaning a 'village,
homestead, estate' combined with a warlord’s name; therefore, 'Meapa's homestead/village'.
The Domesday Book chronicles Meopham as Mepeham.
Meopham parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Archbishop of Canterbury, Simon de Mepham (1272-
Meopham Green saw its first cricket match in the 1770's.
Three brothers, using timbers from an old battleship, dismantled at Meopham, in 1801. They built the six sided mill, on a two-