Molash

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Molash
Molash village hall, Kent, UK.jpg
Village hall
Molash is located in Kent
Molash
Molash
Location within Kent
Area6.38 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population246 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTR025515
Civil parish
  • Molash
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCanterbury
Postcode districtCT4
Dialling code01233
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°13′36″N 0°54′04″E / 51.2266°N 0.9012°E / 51.2266; 0.9012Coordinates: 51°13′36″N 0°54′04″E / 51.2266°N 0.9012°E / 51.2266; 0.9012

Molash is a civil parish and village in Kent, South East England. It contains a small part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - the North Downs - and is on the A252 road between Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham. Each of these is centred 7 miles (11 km) away.

Geography[edit]

Molash is a scattered semi-rural community buffered and characterised by its own farmland and a borderland forest called King's Wood almost all part of the higher, more wooded village, Godmersham which was historically a royal hunting forest. The hunt was for deer, and a large herd of Fallow Deer still run free in the wood. The far south is well-marked and maintained as the Pilgrims' Way and North Downs Way pass through the forest as they follow the ridge of the North Downs.

Amenities[edit]

In the village, St. Peter's Church, built in the 13th century, with a Norman font and mostly 14th-century stained glass windows, was probably built on the site of an earlier church. The Yew trees in the churchyard are 2,000 years old.[2]

Transport[edit]

The village is centred on the North Downs - on the A252 road between Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham (which is on the coast), each 8 miles (13 km) away.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Molash at Wikimedia Commons