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The village of Eastling is 4½ miles southwest of Faversham, nestling in the Kent Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Street, Eastling
The Street, Eastling

Church of St Mary
Church of St Mary, Eastling

View from Mill Lane
View from Mill Lane, Eastling


Eastling Community

  • Eastling Gardeners Club meets at three-monthly intervals. Contact: Clive Jolliffe telephone 01795 890160
  • Eastling Short Mat Bowls Club
    Chairman and Club Captain: Roy Piles telephone 01795 537162
  • Eastling County Primary School
  • Kettle Hill Road, Eastling, Faversham, Kent ME13 0AS telephone01795 890252 Head Teacher: Melanie Dale
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  • W.I. The Selling and Painters Forstal branch meet in Eastling village hall on the third Tuesday of each month. Chairman: Barbara Elliott, 01795 890020 
  • Parish Council
    Parish Clerk: Wendy Licence, 14 Trapfield Close, Bearsted, Maidstone. ME14 4HT Tel: 01622 739324
  • Elected Members: Chairman: Jimmy West, 01795 890273 Members: Nigel Bickerdike;  Mrs Julia Bailey. Treasurer: John Payne. Tree Warden: Nigel Bickerdike, 01795 890855.
    For information on council records, history, dates of forthcoming meetings and minutes of meetings, see the village website.
  • Church of St Mary Parochial Church Council Secretary: Janet Payne Email:
  •  Prayer Meeting: every Thursday, 10.30am at Pinks Farm, Kettle Hill Road. For details, telephone 01795 890338
  • Neighbourhood Watch, Local Organiser: Alan Willson  telephone 07794010394
  • Senior Citizens Fund Organiser: Pamela Bell on
  • Friends of Eastling School Supporters Group Publicty: 
  • Village Hall - available for hire: Hayley 01795 890968
  • Village news correspondent: Mrs Hilary Harlow
    telephone 01795 890338
  • "Good News" Parish Magazine
    Editorial and advertising: Mrs Hilary Harlow, Pinks Farm, Kettle Hill Road, Eastling, Faversham, Kent ME13 0BA telephone 01795 890338 email
  • Travel Search - bus services, timetables etc serving Eastling

The village's Conservation Area boasts some very attractive buildings and gardens - with the 17th-century Eastling Manor House rated one of the finest hall houses in Kent.

Local services include a primary school, a pub and restaurant, an historic church and a fine modern village hall. The peaceful countryside attracts many walkers and cyclists and overnight accommodation is normally available in Eastling.

A public bus service links the village to Faversham, every day except Sundays.

Facts and figures about Eastling Parish

Eastling Parish land area: 846 hectares (2090 acres). Population: 369 (2001 Census); 360 (1991 Census) Households: 135 (2001 Census); 126 (1991 Census).