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Welcome to the website for Smeeth


There is now a page for the A20 Churches’ Benefice Diary – click here to view. Alternatively click on Site pages on the Home Page and select St Mary the Virgin, Smeeth


Smeeth is a small, friendly and lively village to the east of Ashford, sharing many clubs and societies with the adjoining parish of Brabourne. The name Smeeth is derived from the Anglo-Saxon ‘smaet’ meaning a smith. The village had close ties with the Scott family, who had a manor house between Smeeth and Sellindge. This was, however, lost in the seventeenth century. The family was begun by John Balliol, later founder of Balliol College, Oxford. Among the many notable family members was Sir William Scott, Knight Marshal of England in 1350. The Church of St Mary the Virgin has a marble memorial to the Scott family, and contains artefacts from the manor house and its Chapel.

Please browse the website to read Parish Council Minutes, look at planning applications, check the diary and read about local events. It contains links to other websites, a section on FAQs and a message centre.

If you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see included, please email the Clerk. News items and photographs will be very welcome!

Click here for a detailed 5 day weather forecast for Smeeth – this takes you to the BBC weather pages.

Smeeth Parish Council recognises its duty of care with regard to data; its Privacy Notice can be downloaded here