Wincheap

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Wincheap
Wincheap is located in Kent
Wincheap
Wincheap
Location within Kent
Population9,095 (Ward 2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCanterbury
Postcode districtCT1
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°16′23″N 1°04′13″E / 51.2730°N 1.0704°E / 51.2730; 1.0704Coordinates: 51°16′23″N 1°04′13″E / 51.2730°N 1.0704°E / 51.2730; 1.0704

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. There is also a petrol station there.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canterbury Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 September 2016.