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12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE


Aerial view of Doddington St John The Baptist Church Doddington Village Hall

Doddington is a quiet rural English village located in the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is some five miles southwest of Faversham just after the neighbouring village of Newnham. Doddington is a popular stop for ramblers and cyclists.

Doddington community

  • Parish Council 
    Correspondence should be addressed to:
    Doddington Parish Council
    c/o Cllr Graham Cuthbert,
    Palace Farm,
    Down Court Road,
    Kent ME9 0AU 
    telephone 01795 886365
  • Doddington Place Gardens - lovely landscaped gardens open to the public
  • St John The Baptist Church

Within the village is a pub The Chequers, a garage/petrol station (Doddington Service Station), a family butcher (Doughty's - awarded Best in Britain Award by the Countryside Alliance in 2011) and a large grassed playing field. 

There are numerous historic buildings including Doddington Place (with gardens open to the public), an historic church (with the unusual dedication, The Beheading of John the Baptist), and a thriving village community with many local clubs and societies including a Men's Club, football club, pre-school and the Valley Players, who are giving three performances in 2012. 

Annual events include a Christmas pantomime (in the village hall), fireworks display (Doddington School), a village show (in the village hall) and village auctions (usually twice a year, in the village hall).

Village Appraisal

The Village Appraisal carried out in 1997 revealed a wealth of information on all aspects of the  village including history, geography, wildlife, flora and fauna, buildings, population and statistics. 

For further information on village matters either contact the Parish Council or
Les Robertson on 01795 886332 (email