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A very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year
to all our Residents and Visitors
from Shadoxhurst Parish Council

 

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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.

Next Parish Council Meeting:
Wednesday 14th December 2016

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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

Parish & Local History Records.
Are you searching for old parish records not available on this web site? 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 wider County of Kent. 
Telephone 08458 247200 or email historyandlibrarycentre@kent.gov.uk. Click here for more information.

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