Welcome to Headcorn, a village of distinction situated in the Low Weald of Kent. The village is a thriving community with an attractive High Street, £1.4m Village Hall and an enviable array of services, clubs and local business for its 5,790 residents (and growing).
Headcorn is one of the largest villages in the area, but which retains its culture and heritage through its history and architecture. The Old Cloth Hall is a reminder that this Wealden community benefitted from the boom in woolens that followed the 14th Century arrival of Flemish immigrants.
Our ancient village can best be appreciated by a stroll along the High Street and down Church Walk. This quiet footpath with its medieval cottages was once the main road out of Headcorn.
It might have started as a clearing in the days of the Kingdom of Kent, but from the arrival of the weaving industry, the railway and its involvement in the wartime efforts up to today, it has continued to be an active village, both commercially and with its many friendly villagers.
It acts as a service centre for the surrounding villages as well as attracting tourists to the busy and historic High Street shopping area and around the church. Its new village hall is admired by many and attracts a large variety of activities.
It is a great place to live, work or visit.