The busy village of Challock is a mainly wooded area that sits on a hill close to Wye and Ashford and contains a boundary to one of the highest points on the North Downs.
The name ‘Challock’ derives from the old English ‘Cealflocan’, meaning calf enclosure and dates back to Saxon times as are many of the wells that still exist in the village and that once served the old village. The ancient church of St Cosmas and St Damian was built in the 13th century and boasts one of only two remaining original candle beams in the country.
The village is principally located around the village green known as ‘Challock Lees’ which is considered as common land and was granted a charter by William I to be used as a race course in recent years.
On an annual basis, Challock plays host to the popular Goose fair and an entertaining and well supported village fete. In 2004, Challock was voted Kent village of the year in recognition of its community spirit.
The village offers two friendly pubs one of which serves food and a general store with a Post Office as well as a farm shop selling fresh, local produce.
There is a thriving primary school for families with children as well as an impressive selection of clubs to partake in.
Just a few of the many activities to be enjoyed in the village include cricket, football, gliding, tap dancing, folk dancing, badminton and table tennis. There is also a youth group, a drama group, a dog club, a gardening society and many more!
Challock benefits from easy access to Ashford, Canterbury, Faversham and the A20 to Maidstone and M2/M20 to London.
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