Adisham (formerly Adesham) is a village and civil parish in the English county of Kent. The village, six miles south-east of Canterbury, and located on the B2046 road between Wingham and Barham, is known as Edesham in the Domesday Book.
Adisham's only shop shut down in 2004, and the Bull's Head public house has also recently closed. The village church is dedicated to Holy Innocents; and there is a thriving primary school.
Adisham has two book clubs - The Adisham Book Club and The Adisham Bookmarks - which review a wide selection of books in a friendly social setting.
Adisham was also the home of the agricultural pioneer John Reynolds, who introduced the Swedish turnip, or swede, into England.
The village also lies on one of the routes that formed part of the Pilgrims Way immortalised by Geoffrey Chaucer in his book The Canterbury Tales, and in 2010 was the subject of a villagers' protest when wealthy former banker to the Queen Timothy Steel tried to ban walkers from the route. After a public enquiry villagers were granted several rights of way through his property including the path of the former Pilgrims Way.
Adisham is twinned with the following towns:
The 1841-1901 census returns for Adisham are transcribed on the Kent Archeological Society website