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The Griffins Head, Chillenden.jpg
The Griffins Head, Chillenden
Chillenden is located in Kent
 Chillenden shown within Kent
OS grid reference TR2753
District Dover
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places

Coordinates: 51°14′06″N 1°15′00″E / 51.235°N 1.25°E / 51.235; 1.25

Chillenden is a village in East Kent, England, between Canterbury and Deal. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it was recorded as 'Cilledene'. The parish in 1800, is made up of 160 acres (65 ha), containing three farms, one belonging to Mr. Hammond, and the other two to Sir Brook Bridges. A pedlary fair was held here on Whit Monday.[1]

The church, which is dedicated to 'All Saints' in the priory of Ledes, after being given to it by William of Norwich. It came with 3 acres of Glebe. [1]

It was home to the families of Thomas Chillenden and William Chillenden, as indicated by their surnames. Current residents include the Everwhile singer/songwriter Carey Newton.


  1. ^ a b Hasted, Edward (1800). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 10: 95–98. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

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