Shadoxhurst is a village on the Kent Weald located between the North Downs and Romney Marsh in beautiful wooded countryside and farmland southwest of Ashford, Kent.
We have an interesting 13th century church, some fine buildings and a popular country pub. The earliest written record of Shadoxhurst is from 1239 when the parish name was spelled ‘Schettokesherst’. Although the origin of the first part of the name is obscure, it may have come from a family name commonly known centuries ago, such as Shaddock or Shattock. Hurst or Herst is an Anglo-Saxon word which means a wooded knoll. Data from the 2011 Census reveals 1,216 residents in our parish of 803.22 Hectares. Read more about Shadoxhurst. Hire our Village Hall or Pavilion.
You can find Shadoxhurst by car by taking the Woodchurch to Tenterden road from Ashford and by bicycle by taking cycle path 18 from Ashford to Tenterden.
Planning to get Married or thinking about Baptism at Shadoxhurst Church? Call 01233 620433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year
from the Chairman, Members and Clerk
of Shadoxhurst Parish Council
Next Parish Council Meeting:: 11th December 2013.
Members of the public are welcome.
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor -- read more details
Contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Judith Batt on 01233 733994 or email email@example.com.
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Parish & Local History Records.
Are you searching for old parish records not available above? Researching your family tree? Interested in local history archives? The Kent History and Library Centre at Maidstone is the Headquarters for the heritage and archives service. It holds manuscript and printed records for Shadoxhurst and the County of Kent.
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