An oast house in Littlebourne
Littlebourne shown within Kent
|Population||1,454  (Parish)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||City of Canterbury|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
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.
The viticultural theme is reflected in the parish church's unusual dedication to St Vincent of Saragossa, patron saint of winemakers. The church is thought to have been founded by the monks of St Augustine's in the 13th century and contains a medieval wall painting depicting Saint Christopher, patron saint of travellers.
- National Statistics Census 2001
- Hasted, Edward (1800). The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, Volume 9 (2 ed.). W. Bristow. p. 147.
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