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 a snowy Village Green in Shadoxhurst
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
Next Parish Council Meeting:: 14th May 2014.
Members of the public are welcome.

>>Look>> Local Development Sites information.

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor -- read more details

Contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Judith Batt on 01233 733994 or email   
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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. 
Telephone 08458 247200 or email Click here for more information.

Shadoxhurst Views

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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