Wainscott, Kent

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Wainscott
Wainscott is located in Kent
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51°24′42″N 0°30′41″E / 51.411530°N 0.511430°E / 51.411530; 0.511430Coordinates: 51°24′42″N 0°30′41″E / 51.411530°N 0.511430°E / 51.411530; 0.511430

Wainscott is a small village on the Hoo Peninsula, in Kent. It is in the civil parish of Frindsbury Extra, in the Medway Unitary Authority, that is Medway Council. By 1950 it had been absorbed into the neighbouring residential areas of Strood. Wainscott itself is located immediately next to Frindsbury, and is surrounded by beautiful agricultural land, as well as ancient woodlands. It is speculated that the name is derived from the OE meaning Wagonner Cot or Wagon Shed.[1]

Wainscott is now bypassed to the east by the 'Wainscott Eastern Bypass' and to the north by 'Wainscott Northern Bypass'. These roads, both named the A289, lead traffic from the A2 to the Medway Tunnel. These two roads meet at the 'Four Elms Roundabout', where the A228 climbs 'Four Elms Hill' and onto the Hoo Peninsula, where the A228 becomes the Ratcliffe Highway, that then passes the Deangate Ridge Golf Club on the left and takes the second roundabout exit on the Main Road into Hoo itself. At the top of Four Elms Hill is the village of Chattenden, that has much MOD Land, especially in and around Chattenden Army Barracks. The village has had many homes erected within it on ex-farm/MOD land. These homes were developed by Crest Nicholson and the estate is known locally and officially as 'Liberty Park'. The development includes many different types of accommodation including homes and elderly accommodation for the local residents later years.

Wainscott is situated within the parish of Frindsbury Extra.

Retail[edit]

The Wainscott Club as shown in 2014. The site is now home to the Co-operative Food shop.

Wainscott holds many different businesses such as a Co-operative Food, a Premier Stores Paper Shop, a Fish and Chip Shop (The Golden Fish Bar), Chinese Takeaway (Dynasty Chinese), the Wainscott Working Mens Club, which closed on February 28, 2014, and a Pub (The Stag). The Village of Wainscott also used to have an Auto Vehicle Garage, known as Hills Motors, which has now re-located to Medway City Estate. The garage was later replaced with accommodation provided by MHS Homes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Place Names of Kent, Judith Glover, 1976, Batsford. ISBN 0-905270-61-4

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