Wincheap

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Wincheap
Wincheap is located in Kent
Wincheap
Wincheap
Wincheap shown within Kent
Population 9,091 (Ward 2011)[1]
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Canterbury
Postcode district CT1
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
KentCoordinates: 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.

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.