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Elham is situated deep in the heart of the North Downs and within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the centre of the Elham Valley. The origin of the village's name has always been a matter of argument. The village is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Alham. This may have derived from Ulaham, which its is referred to in an Anglo Saxon charter of 855AD. St Mary's Church dates from about 1200 whilst the Abbot's Fireside restaurant on the High Street is of Tudor origin. At the centre of the village is The Square. This dates from 1251 when the village was granted a market by Edward I and was in use until the early 19th century. There is a monthly newsletter, paid for by advertisements from local businesses, detailing the various events and clubs within the local area. 'Action in rural Kent' awarded Elham with Village of the Year 2011.