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Sholden Primary School.jpg
Sholden Primary School
Sholden is located in Kent
Sholden shown within Kent
Population 1,084 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TR355525
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEAL
Postcode district CT14
Dialling code 01304
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°13′23″N 1°22′16″E / 51.2230°N 1.3712°E / 51.2230; 1.3712Coordinates: 51°13′23″N 1°22′16″E / 51.2230°N 1.3712°E / 51.2230; 1.3712

Sholden is a quiet village near Deal towards Sandwich in Kent, South East England.

It has previously be known as 'Soldone' and 'Scholdon'.[2]

It has a Grade II* listed church, St Nicholas,[3] which is in the diocese of Canterbury, and deanry of Sandwich.[2] It also has a school, a cricket field and one public house, 'The Sportsman'.

It is also the starting point of Miner's Way Trail. Linking up the coalfield parishes of East Kent.[4]


Sholden is part of the electoral ward called Middle Deal and Sholden. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 7,414.[5]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Hasted, Edward (1800). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 9: 605–611. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ British Listed Buildings retrieved 20 July 2013
  4. ^ "The History of the Coalfield Parishes". Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Middle Deal and Sh0lden ward population 2011". Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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