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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.

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 in the Village Hall — Wednesday 10th November 2021

Click here for the Agenda

This meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 6pm under existing Covid-19 regulations with limited availability for the public to attend. Please contact Caroline, our clerk, if you would like to attend.

8th October 2021: We still have a vacancies for a Parish Councillor.

If you would like to help look after our village and our villagers and be involved in shaping our exciting new project to redevelop the Recreation Field and Pavilion to serve the village for the next 30 years, please apply to join our Parish Council. Please email our clerk.

Please see the attached notice

Catch Up:

See the minutes of the last meeting

Read about our Village VisionSee the latest Village Newsletter.