Situated 6 miles SE of Maidstone, the village of Yalding sits upon where the Beult and Teise tributaries join the Medway.
The village has Saxon origins, its original name was 'Ealding' which means ‘settlement of the family’ or ‘followers of a man called Ealda’. Yalding village has a number of Georgian houses, a working forge, moated vicarage, and Warde’s moat.
With regards to industry, evidence suggests that the Romans used the area for planting vineyards. Therefore the history of growing crops with which to make alcoholic beverages (wine, cherry brandy and beer) is strong in Yalding and the area is still well known for its orchards, including cherry.
See links above right for more infomation on the church and the local bridges in Yalding.