Butts Hill, Wrotham

High Profile Events

  • Maps

    Butts Hill Conservation Area

    Butts Hill is a small, attractive former hamlet now lying on the outskirts of Wrotham village on the Old London Road at its junction with the Pilgrims Way. The area comprises a close-knit group of historic properties fronting Old London Road, which is now a cul-de-sac. The area of architectural and historic interest begins with Pilgrims Way.

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  • Social

    Romance of Wrotham's Darby and Joan

    Every village throughout Kent has its Darby and Joan and Wrotham is no exception. They are Mr and Mrs Henry Sellens. When I entered their little almshouse in St Mary's Road I found them sitting on either side of a huge log fire which cast a ruddy glow on their lined and puckered faces.

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  • Military

    British Empire Exhibition

    Two charabanc outings from the village to the exhibition. Drivers - Harry Palmer and Len Peacock (Gravesend).

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  • Military

    Shooting of Colonel Shadwell

    The memorial stone, in the wall of the Bull Inn, to Colonel Shadwell, shot in 1799.

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  • Military

    Wyatt's Rebellion and the Battle of Wrotham

    Queen Mary came to the throne in 1553 after the death of her young brother, Edward VI. While he had been a Protestant, Mary followed her mother's faith of Catholicism. Shortly after she became queen she announced her intention of marrying King Philip of Spain.

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  • Military

    The Battle of Blacksole Field

    It is 1554 and a simple field in Wrotham Village is alive with men fighting. The field is Blacksoll filed and the Royalist men of Abergavenny, who supported Queen Mary, were the stronger army and the rebels of Thomas Wyatt the Younger suffered 60 or more serious casualties and deaths.

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