Wincheap

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Coordinates: 51°16′23″N 1°04′13″E / 51.2730°N 1.0704°E / 51.2730; 1.0704

Wincheap
Wincheap is located in Kent
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 Wincheap shown within Kent
District City of Canterbury
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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Wincheap is a road that gives its name to a southwest suburb of Canterbury in Kent, England. It forms part of the A28 road, stretching for nearly a mile from the city wall, close by Canterbury East railway station, to the over-crossing of the A2 and the parish of Thanington Without.

History[edit]

Wincheap was established by the early 13th century. There are two theories about the name, either it comes from the Saxon Wenchiape, a wine market, or from Weychep from the old English Waegnceap, a wagon, which might have been parked outside the city walls.