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Wingham, Kent

Wingham is a civil parish and English Kent village situated along the ancient coastal road, now the A257, from Richborough to London and close to Canterbury. It has existed since the Stone Age but only became established as a village in Roman times. The Domesday book tells us that during Saxon times Wingham manor was in possession by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
DistrictDover
Post townCANTERBURY
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR2457
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227
Population1,618 (Parish)
 

Other names by which Wingham, Kent has been known in the past

Wingheham

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

Wingham, par. and vil., Kent - par., 2637 ac., pop. 1153; vil., 6 miles E. of Canterbury; P.O., T.O.; gives title of baron to Earl Cowper.

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