Littlebourne

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For the suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand, see Littlebourne, New Zealand.

Coordinates: 51°16′36″N 1°10′02″E / 51.2767°N 1.1672°E / 51.2767; 1.1672

Littlebourne
An oast house in Littlebourne.jpg
An oast house in Littlebourne
Littlebourne is located in Kent
Littlebourne
Littlebourne
 Littlebourne shown within Kent
Area  8.52 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Population 1,529 (Civil Parish)[1]
    - Density  179 /km2 (460 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TR208574
Civil parish Littlebourne
District City of Canterbury
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CANTERBURY
Postcode district CT3
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Canterbury
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Littlebourne is a village and civil parish 4 miles east of Canterbury in Kent, South East England.

History[edit]

The manor of Littlebourne belonged to St Augustine's Abbey in Canterbury and the abbot maintained a vineyard there according to Canterbury MP and antiquarian John Twyne in his De Rebus Albionicis.[2]

The viticultural theme is reflected in the parish church's unusual dedication to St Vincent of Saragossa, patron saint of winemakers. The church is in all regards consistent to have been founded by the monks of St Augustine's, which oral history attests, in the 13th century and contains a medieval wall painting depicting Saint Christopher, patron saint of travellers.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Littlebourne at Wikimedia Commons