Fordcombe Village

A beautiful village in the garden of England

Our new Village Hall

Opening October 2021

A history of the village

A look back at Fordcombe through the ages

Welcome to Fordcombe Village

Fordcombe is a small but active village within the civil Parish of Penshurst in the Sevenoaks District of Kent. There are over 350 households in the village and in the 2001 Census the population was recorded as 521, rising to 559 in the 2011 Census.

Located on the northern slopes of the Weald, the village is five miles (8 km) west of the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells, and nearly twelve miles from Sevenoaks.

The village is home to an impressive church, St Peter’s, and The Chafford Arms, a cosy pub with lovely gardens, a thriving C of E primary school, and an amazing, newly built community village hall with a new Ofsted registered pre-school/wrap-around care facility, Kinderversity.

Our website includes a history of the village and information about the community, plus news of all upcoming events for villagers and visitors.

Fordcombe Village Hall Rebuild Project 2020/2021

This exciting project is nearing completion and will open in October 2021. Click here or on the images to find out more.

Village Events

Luncheon Club

Village Tea Room

Village Fete & Flower Show

Quiz Night

Christmas Fair

TW Half Marathon

Fordcombe Open Gardens

Pop-up Cafe

Fordcombe History

Until the middle of the 19th century, ‘Fordcomb-Green’ was a hamlet with a few houses set around the crossroads near the Manor of Chafford, located within a triangle of three long- established villages…

St Peter’s Church

The parish of Fordcombe is within the united benefice of Penshurst, Fordcombe and the Chiddingstone Churches.

The church was built in 1848 and completed, ready to be consecrated, on 31st January 1849, by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the time, John Bird Sumner.

St Peter's Church built

Village School opened

Original Memorial Hall built

"Ford combe" = the ford in the valley (Anglo Saxon)