Shadoxhurst Village

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Shadoxhurst - The Woodland Village

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.
stylised close up image of the Village Signphotograph of SS Peter and Paul, Shadoxhurst's parish church

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? Email
Can you serve your village as a Parish Councillor?  Read more...
Next Parish Council Meeting is on: Wednesday 11th June 2016

Members of the public are welcome.

Contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Judith Batt on 01233 733994 or email   
Latest website updates:  Date of Next PC Meeting ~ Vacancy for Parish Councillor ~  

 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. 
Telephone 08458 247200 or email Click here for more information.

Shadoxhurst Views
Den building near Shadoxhurst, photo courtesy Joanna Kozlowski  Shadoxhurst countryside, photo courtesy Joanna Kozlowski
photograph of Quince Cottage, corner of Duck Lane. photograph of Kings Head PH looking from Bethersden Roadphotograph of Woodchurch Road towards Kings Head PH from village hall car park
 Above, left to right: Quince Cottage, corner of Duck Lane; Kings Head PH looking from Bethersden Road; Woodchurch Road viewed towards Kings Head PH from village hall car park.
 Below, left to right: photograph of Ashford Road viewed towards village hall; Shadoxhurst village sign
photograph of Ashford Road viewed towards village hall
photograph of Shadoxhurst village sign

Photograph of Shadoxhurst Parish Church

Parish Church

Shadoxhurst Village Hall in use

Event in Hall

photograph of the Old School, Shadoxhurst

Old School

Photograph of the Kings Head, Shadoxhurst

Kings Head

photograph of Shadoxhurst churchyard, courtesy Kitty Buchanan-GregoryChurchyard
photograph of a farmhouse in Shadoxhurst, courtesy Kitty Buchanan-GregoryFarmhouse
photograph of the Kings Head, Shadoxhurst
Kings Head


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