Crockenhill

Coordinates: 51°22′59″N 0°09′43″E / 51.383°N 0.162°E / 51.383; 0.162

Crockenhill
Crockenhill is located in Kent
Crockenhill

 Crockenhill shown within Kent
OS grid reference TQ504671
District Sevenoaks
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWANLEY
Postcode district BR8
Dialling code 01322
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places: UK • England • Kent

Crockenhill is a small village in Kent. In the first half of the twentieth century, it was an important area for growing peppermint. In the 1930s there were 420 acres (1.7 km²) under cultivation; the last crop was harvested in 1958.

There is also a village named Crockham Hill near Westerham. The village is home to a football club, Crockenhill F.C., and boasts former player Tony Cascarino.

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Place-name meaning

Crockenhill is from Old English hyll "hill" with an unknown first element.

Further reading

  • Major, Alan. Hidden Kent. Countryside Books, 1994.

Current projects

The village is currently creating a habitat for Badgers in harvest field which is on the southern edge of the village.

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