|Boughton Aluph shown within Kent|
|Area||9.93 km2 (3.83 sq mi)|
|Population||2,490 (Civil Parish 2011)|
|• Density||251/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Boughton Aluph (pronounced Bawton Alluf) is a village in the civil parish of Boughton Aluph in the Borough of Ashford in Kent, England, and is about 5 miles (8 km) north of Ashford on the A251 road. There are two villages within the parish: Boughton Aluph itself, and Boughton Lees.
The civil parish shares its council with the smaller locality of 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'.
There are three places of worship:
- Alfred Deller, CBE (1912–1979), professional singer and countertenor. He is also buried in the churchyard.
- Rear Admiral Derek Anthony MBE
- Matthew King (composer)
- Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
- Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, pp.54-5.
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