Copyright Kent Past 2010

Kent Past

The History of Kent

Home Towns & Villages Time-Line Articles Kent Past Times Contact

Leave your email address to receive Kent Past Times free every month

View Larger Map

History of Trottiscliffe

Trottiscliffe comes from the Old English ‘clif’ meaning an ‘escarpment, a hill-slope, combined with a warlord’s name; therefore, ‘Trotts’s cliff’. The Domesday Book chronicles Trottiscliffe as Totesclive.

Trottiscliffe church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The Normans built the church in the late 11th century, with the addition of a south doorway into the nave in the 13th century. The 15th century saw the construction of the bell-tower, with a porch underneath. In 1820, Westminster Abbey supplied the Henry Keene’s designed pulpit. The Victorians carried out some restoration work in the 19th century