High Halden is a village on the A28 situated between Ashford and Tenterden . The village has a large hall that can be booked out for events, meetings and clubs and there is now a very well stocked local supermarket run by Nisa. The local pub is currently open again and is called The Chequers on the Green . This had become a very busy and popular pub restaurant since it re-opened with good quality food and local Red Top Dairy beer served .
There was originally a small train station called High Halden Road linking Tenterden to Headcorn but this closed in 1954 and some interesting pictures of this old station can be seen on the disused stations site.
There are also a few old pictures of the village from 1955 on the Francis Frith website .
It was said that fifty tons of oak from some distance away was used to build the unusual tower and spire of the 10th -14th century Church in 1470-1490. For more details on the Parish Council, click here