The village is 7 miles (11 km) northwest from the channel port of Dover, and 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast from the county town of Maidstone. The A260 Barham to Folkestone road runs through the village, and the major A2 London to Dover road is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east. Wootton, the other parish village, is 1 mile to the southeast.
To the southwest of the village is the Grade II* listed Jacobean timber framed Tappington (or Tappington-Everard) Hall which dates to the 16th century. The house is where the cleric Richard Barham (1788–1845), under the pen name Thomas Ingoldsby, wrote The Ingoldsby Legends.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 October 2015.
- Historic England. "Tappington Hall (1070011)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
- Cox, J. Charles (1903), The Little Guides: Kent, p. 141. Revised by Ronald F. Jessop. Methuen & Co. Ltd.
- "No. 28853". The London Gazette. 28 July 1914. p. 5866.
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