Wormshill is a small village and civil parish within the Borough of
Maidstone, Kent, England. It lies on an exposed high point of the North
Downs, 11 miles (18 km) north of Maidstone and within the Kent Downs
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Archaeological and toponymic
evidence of Wormshill's existence predates its appearance in the
Domesday survey of 1086. Its name derived from the Anglo-Saxon god
Wōden and means "Woden's Hill". The village contains a number of
heritage-listed buildings, which include a Norman church (St Giles,
Wormshill, pictured), a public house and one of the oldest surviving
post office buildings in the United Kingdom. The Bredgar and Wormshill
Light Railway runs between two small stations in nearby woodland. The
fields and woodland surrounding Wormshill have changed little in the
past 500 years, and the village itself remains rural with a low
population density compared to the national average. Because of
restrictions on development, building in the village has been scant
since the 1960s and 1970s. The population of 200 is a mixture of
agricultural workers employed by local farms and professionals who
commute to nearby towns.
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