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Molash village hall, Kent, UK.jpg
Village hall
Molash is located in Kent
Molash shown within Kent
Area 6.38 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population 246 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR025515
Civil parish
  • Molash
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Canterbury
Postcode district CT4
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
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.


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.


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]


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]


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