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It has previously been known as 'Soldone' and 'Scholdon'.[2]

It has a Grade II* listed church, St Nicholas,[3] which is in the diocese of Canterbury, and deanery of Sandwich.[2] It also has a school, a cricket field and one public house, 'The Sportsman'.

It is the starting point of the Miner's Way Trail, a hiking trail linking up the coalfield parishes of East Kent.[4]


Sholden is part of the electoral ward of Middle Deal and Sholden. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 7,414.[5]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b Hasted, Edward (1800). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 9: 605–611. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ British Listed Buildings retrieved 20 July 2013
  4. ^ "The History of the Coalfield Parishes". Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Middle Deal and Sholden ward population 2011". Retrieved 4 October 2015.

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