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Coordinates: 51°06′29″N 0°49′10″E / 51.1080, 0.8195

Shadoxhurst is located in Kent

 Shadoxhurst shown within Kent
Population 1,216 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density 
OS grid reference TQ973381
Parish Shadoxhurst
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ASHFORD
Postcode district TN26
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Ashford
List of places: UK • England • Kent

Shadoxhurst /ˈʃæ.dɒkshɜrst/ is civil parish[2] and a village on the remnant forest the Kent Weald, near Ashford in Kent, England between the Greensand Ridge and Romney Marsh.


Part of the vestige of county-sized woodland known as The Weald, Shadoxhurst is mostly wooded countryside and farmland.[3] with the Whitewater Dyke (a tributary of the River Stour) rising in the area.

Shadoxhurst is on the Woodchurch to Ashford road.

The area ranges between approximately 40 and 50 metres above sea level.


A fairly comprehensive historical overview in Edward Hasted's History and Topography of Kent covers, for instance, the church and the village as well as the recorded history up to the end of the 18th century.[4]

Reverend Charles Rolfe (1800-1877) worked as the rector of Shadoxhurst's Ss Peter and Paul Church for thirty-nine years was directly descended from John Rolfe of Heacham who married Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas on April 5, 1614 in Jamestown, Virginia.


The village has a Church of England-used 13th-century church with lancet windows, to Saints Peter and Paul.[3]


  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ Shadoxhurst Parish Council website
  3. ^ a b Ashford Borough Council Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ABC" defined multiple times with different content
  4. ^ The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7 (1798), pp. 238–244

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