Sevenoaks - Knockholt

Knockholt
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Knockholt is a village and civil parish in Kent, England lying approximately 5 miles south of Orpington and 3 miles northwest of Sevenoaks. It is part of the Sevenoaks district and according to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,166.

Knockholt was included in Orpington Urban District in 1934. When Greater London was created in 1965, as part of Orpington UD, Knockholt was included in the London Borough of Bromley. In 1969, it was removed from the Borough, and included in Sevenoaks Rural District. The village is mostly a ribbon development surrounded by fields (Green Belt). There is mixed arable farming. There are views over London. Being in a hilly, rural location, on the top of the dip slope of the North Downs but being so close to London makes it a unique real estate location.

The Ivy Farm Communications Centre at Knockholt Pound was the Radio Intercept Station for the non-Morse radio traffic, known as Fish (cryptography), decoded by Bletchley Park during World War 2.

There are two parts to the village, Knockholt, near the Crown public house, church and school and The Pound, near the Three Horse Shoes pub, village shop and garage (Ox in Flames). There are two other pubs, the Harrow and Tally Ho, as well as a village club. All serve meals most days of the week. Food is also served at the two award-winning Coolings nurseries in the village.