St Bartholomew’s Church Hall

Otford Church Hall is a simple building of 1910, built by the practice of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens, and much extended and altered during the mid-C20.  The design almost certainly emanated from Lutyens’ practice and the lineage can be detected,…

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Otford Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is located in the Parish Office next to the village school in the High Street.   The Centre has recently been refurbished and shows many aspects of village life and history from pre-historic times to the twentieth century including…

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The Otford Millennium Mosaic

The mosaic was placed here to mark a significant date and to stimulate pride in our heritage. Writing about his original design, the artist Oliver Budd said, “I would regard the basis of this work as a landscape created by past geological occurrences. …

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Otford Palace

The site of Archbishop’s Palace in Otford, Kent, dates back to 821 AD but it was in 1515 AD that Archbishop Warham built one of the largest palaces in England, comparable in size to Hampton Court.  The Palace was home to 52 archbishops up to the…

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Otford Pond

Renowned home of the Otford ducks whose ventures across the road often bring traffic to a halt.  The scenic importance of this part of the Village Centre has been officially recognised by scheduling the pond as a Grade II listed building – the…

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St Bartholomew’s Church

A church was probably founded on this site by St Dunstan (Archbishop of Canterbury) in the mid-C10.  The present building originated about a century later.  The masonry of the nave’s North and West walls dates from time of Norman Conquest while many…

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Otford Solar System

One of the largest scale models in the world!  One of the reasons for building the Solar System was to show just how big space is. If you walk as far as Pluto and look back towards the recreation ground, you get a sense of the vastness of space. The…

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