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Wrotham is a village stands on the Pilgrims' Way in Kent, at the foot of the North
Downs. It was described in the early 1870s as a “small town, a parish, a sub-district,
and a hundred … at the foot of chalk hills, 6 miles east of Sevenoaks”. The name
first occurs as Uurotaham in 788 which means 'homestead of a man called Wrōta”. It
was known in the Domesday Book (1086) as Broteham.
The village of Halling, consisting of Lower Halling, Upper Halling & North Halling, is scattered over some 5 km along the River Medway parallel to the Pilgrims' Way. Chalk & lime quarrying in Halling supported the cement industry which supported many families with work and contributed to the improvement of the area’s transport infrastructure.
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