So you want to live in Chal­lock?

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - HOMESNEWS -

Chal­lock is a pretty vil­lage in the North Downs Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty and has great fa­cil­i­ties.

The nearby Ash­ford and Can­ter­bury pro­vide a broader se­lec­tion of shops, schools and leisure fa­cil­i­ties.

Road and rail links in the area are good and trains run from Char­ing to Lon­don Vic­to­ria in about 80 min­utes. Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional has a rail ser­vice to Lon­don St Pan­cras tak­ing 37 min­utes.

The parish church of St Cos­mas and St Damian is lo­cated in idyl­lic iso­la­tion on the North Downs, one mile from the mod­ern vil­lage of Chal­lock. It is a Nor­man church that was built around 1100. Chal­lock was orig­i­nally lo­cated in the im­me­di­ate vicin­ity of the church. It moved to its cur­rent lo­ca­tion when the vil­lagers were given no­tice to quit in the late 16th cen­tury by the owner of East­well Park who en­closed his lands. How­ever, the church re­mained as the place of wor­ship for the re­lo­cated vil­lagers.

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