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Sellindge is a civil parish and village on the A20 road between Ashford and Folkestone in Kent, South East England. Sellindge is part of North Downs West Ward of Folkestone and Hythe District Council but part of the Elham ward of Kent County Council.

Sellindge is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population1,356 (parish, 2001 Census)
OS grid referenceTR100382
Civil parish
  • Sellindge
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townASHFORD
Postcode districtTN25
Dialling code01303
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
51°06′26″N 0°59′24″E / 51.1073°N 0.990°E / 51.1073; 0.990Coordinates: 51°06′26″N 0°59′24″E / 51.1073°N 0.990°E / 51.1073; 0.990

The village played host to the annual Sellindge Music Festival; however, this was stopped due to difficulties with the ticket sales. Since 1971 the Sellindge show ground has hosted the Sellindge Steam Festival or Folkestone & Ashford Military Show[1] every year, with displays including military vehicles, traction engines, steam, diesel and electric locomotive units, buses and lorries.

The static inverter plant of HVDC Cross-Channel lies south of the motorway on Church Lane. Plans exist for a 3,000 capacity lorry park and an anaerobic digestion plant.[2] They are also planning to build a new town called Otterpool, many of the residents do not want this to happen.

The village is seeing significant housing development in 2018, which will last some years. The services of the village (health centre and primary school) will see development, also, in order to accommodate the needs of Sellindge's future residents.

Sport & LeisureEdit

The village is fortunate to have the Sellindge Sports & Social Club, where many sports are played by villagers and those who come to play and exercise (including card games, tennis and bowls), as well as to socialise. There is also a village hall, where many well-liked services and activities take place for the local population. Sellindge has to its northern side, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Kent North Downs. The village has one public house, The Duke's Head, and a small shopping area at Potten Farm Shop. More information about Sellindge Church is available on the Stour Downs (a new parish, created in 2018) website.


  1. ^ "Folkestone & Ashford Military Show". Folkestone & Ashford Military Show. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Sellindge and District Residents Association". Sellindge and District Residents Association. Retrieved 31 October 2018.

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