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Stourmouth is located in Kent
 Stourmouth shown within Kent
District Dover
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°19′01″N 1°14′31″E / 51.317°N 1.242°E / 51.317; 1.242

Stourmouth is a civil parish[1] in the Dover local government district of Kent, England.

Its name comes from the fact that, before the Wantsum Channel was cut off from the sea, the village was at the mouth of the River Stour.


The parish contains two settlements, East and West Stourmouth. West Stourmouth is the site of the church which originated in Saxon times, but other than the imposing vicarage West Stourmouth consists of just a few scattered farms.

East Stourmouth is the main population centre, stretched out along the B2048 road that bridges the River Stour at Plucks Gutter a mile to the north. It is referred to simply as "Stourmouth" on road signs. It has no church, nor indeed any public buildings, so the Rising Sun pub is used as the local polling station on election days. The Rising Sun was built in 1372 as a bakery. Until the 1970s there was also a village Post Office and Bakery.


The village is located on the B2048 road from Monkton to Wingham and is served by occasional buses from Canterbury. The nearest rail stations are at Adisham (6 miles) and Minster (5 miles). Taxis can be obtained from Canterbury or Sandwich.

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