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Chartham Hatch and Old Wives Lees.
The village of Chartham and northern, upper part of the village known as Chartham Hatch in Kent are four miles west of the cathedral city Canterbury. Located on the River Great Stour which provides power for the paper mills.
The name literally means ‘village on rough ground’ and the word ‘chart’ is also found in other villages in Kent with this meaning. Paper making has been a major occupation for the last 625 years. The paper Mill in Chartham dates from the late eighteenth century and specialises in the production of tracing paper.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin is located next to the village green and is remarkable for containing the oldest peal of bells in Kent. It was built in approximately 1294 and features a number of impressive brasses, including that of St. Robert de Setvans.
Road and Rail Links:
Chartham railway station supplying trains to Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Canterbury West. Regular buses services to from Westbere through to Canterbury and Ashford.
Chartham Village Stores
Chartham parent and toddler group. Chartham primary school. There are a variety of secondary public and private schools in Canterbury and Faversham
Doctors and Dentists:
The Chartham Surgery.
Chartham Cricket Club. Bell Ringers at St. Marys Church. Brownies. Canterbury Hospital League of Friends at Chartham. Chartham Cycling Club. Chartham and District Angling Society. Chartham Chameleons Drama Group. Chartham Gardeners’ Society. Chartham Hatch Art Club. Chartham Hatch Ladies Group. Chartham Village Hall Society. Chartham Royal British Legion. Chartham Women’s Institute. Friends of Guiding. Guides 2nd Chartham. Voluntary Helping Hands Scheme. Over 50’s Club. Riding For The Disables. Stour Valley Flower Arrangers. The Chartham Society.
The village Hall. Memorial Playing Fields, Shalmsford Street . Play Area. St. Augustine Play Area. Beech Avenue Play Area. Chartham Downs Play Area.
Pubs and Restaurants:
The Chapter Arms, Chartham Hatch. The Artichoke in Chartham. The George Pub, Chartham. The Local, Chartham. The Paper Makers, Chartham.
There are over sixty Public Rights of Way throughout the Parish. Only eight are bridleways or byways permitting horse riding. The North Downs Way Long Distance Path crosses Chartham Hatch from Chilham to Canterbury, sometimes following the Pilgrims Way. The Stour Valley Walk crosses the parish from the Old Wye Lane to Milton Bridge. A surfaced river stretch, suitable for wheel-chairs and push-chairs. Blean woods which have been designated a site of special scientific interest and covers more than 3,000 hectares - more than 11 square miles with wonderful walks amongst the trees and wildflowers. It is also an RSPB nature reserve, with access to paths at all times. Mount Ephraim gardens set at the heart of an 800 acre estate comprising of the house, gardens and a fruit farm. Farming World in also close by and good fun for al the family.