Boughton Aluph

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Boughton Aluph
Boughton Aluph is located in Kent
Boughton Aluph
Boughton Aluph
Boughton Aluph shown within Kent
Area 9.93 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population 2,490 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 251/km2 (650/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR035485
Civil parish
  • Boughton Aluph
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN25
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°11′57″N 0°54′50″E / 51.1993°N 0.9138°E / 51.1993; 0.9138Coordinates: 51°11′57″N 0°54′50″E / 51.1993°N 0.9138°E / 51.1993; 0.9138

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'.[2]


There are three places of worship:

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 10 May 2014
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, pp.54-5.

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