Whitelocks Farm, Kingston Street

Whitelocks Farm, a Medieval house at one time split into two cottages and converted, it is believed, prior to World War II and much restored and extended in recent years. It was a working farm until the 1970's. Originally it was called 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.

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