Marley Farm, Marley Lane


The building, originally two cottages, dates from the 17th Century. The name Marley derives from Saxon times, "gemaere lea" meaning "a woodland meadow".

Marley Farm and was the scene of conflict in the early 19th century when farm workers throughout Kent rioted over the farm machinery that threatened their livelihood. Marley Farm was defended by the farmer and a few loyal workers, using pails of scalding water on their attackers, but to no avail. Eventually they were overwhelmed and the machinery destroyed.