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Boughton Aluph (pronounced Bawton Alluf) is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Ashford in Kent, England, and is about 5 miles (8 km) north of Ashford on the A2251 road. There are two villages within the parish: Boughton Aluph itself, and Boughton Lees. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,099.
The parish shares a joint parish council with neighbouring Eastwell.
The place-name 'Boughton Aluph' is first attested as 'Boltune' in the Domesday Book of 1086, as 'Boctune' in the related Domesday Monachorum, and as 'Botun Alou' in the Close Rolls of 1237. 'Boughton' means 'town or settlement where beeches grew'; the village was held by one Alulf in 1211-12, the name being a variant of the Old German 'Adalulf'.
- Census 2001
- Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, pp.54-5.
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