Chiddingstone Hoath is a small hamlet to the south of the parish of Chiddingstone.
This view of the village green, number 51066 published by E A Sweetman in the 1950s, depicts the recently constructed council houses.
The post office was located to the right of the above view, it has been closed for many years. This view is number 9 in a series, probably produced for the post office, however the publisher is unidentified. Other views from the series are shown on other pages on this site. Home Farm is located just off frame to the right of this view. The entrance just below the post office is Oakenden Lane. This was, in days gone by, the road to Penshurst and now leads to Oakenden Farm.
Here is a photograph of the Village Green taken on the 8th April 2007. The building at the extreme right is the old post office shown in the card above.
Home Farm, situated close to the village is an attractive an ancient house. This postcard dates from 1912, with the family posing on the lawn for the photograph.
Chiddingstone Hoath once boasted a small Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, which was still standing in my childhood, although used as a store. It has since been demolished and replaced by a house. I have been unable to locate a photograph of this building, so if you know of one, do please tell me!
Scanned antique photograph and postcard
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