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Bapchild, Kent

Bapchild, originally Baccanceld, is a village and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England, about two miles east of Sittingbourne. It lies on the A2, and according to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 1,068. According to a late seventh or early eighth century charter, the Synod of Baccanceld was held in Bapchild, but historians now believe that the charter is a forgery.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ9262
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast

Bapchild, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bapchild, par. and vil., E. Kent, 1 mile SE. of Sittingbourne, 1085 ac., pop. 412; P.O.

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