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.

What’s Next:

Next PC Meeting — Wednesday 23rd June 2021. PLEASE NOTE:

The Parish Council has determined that we should defer the next Council meeting from 9th June until 23rd June. The legislation has expired that has allowed us to run the Parish Council meetings remotely on zoom so the only legal way to hold the meeting is in person in either the Village Hall or the pavilion. With the expectation, perhaps hope, that the Covid-19 guidance will change on June 21st and allow us to hold a meeting more effective, we feel it sensible to defer the meeting to after this date.

The next Parish Council meeting will, therefore, be in the Village Hall at 6pm on Wednesday, June 23rd. Click here for the Agenda


This meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 6pm. Please contact Caroline, our clerk, if you would like to attend.

13th May 2021: We now have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. Please see the attached notice

Catch Up:

See the minutes of the last meeting

Read about our Village VisionSee the latest Village Newsletter.