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Area 7.44 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
Population 286 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
OS grid reference TR227508
Civil parish
  • Womenswold
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Canterbury
Postcode district CT4
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places

Womenswold is a village and civil parish centred 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Canterbury, Kent, England, 1 mile to the east of the A2 road. The parish consists of three hamlets: Womenswold, Woolage Village and Woolage Green.

Historically, Womenswold has been recorded with various spellings, including Wymynswold[2] and Wimlingswold.[3] A further one may be Wymelyngewolde [4]

The church of St, Margaret of Antioch covers all three hamlets, in Womenswold proper rather than the woodland, cereal and pasture fields within its bounds. A small mediaeval building without any side aisles, it is part of the Barham Downs group of churches.


  1. ^ Key Statistics; Quick Statistics: Population Density United Kingdom Census 2011 Office for National Statistics Retrieved 21 November 2013
  2. ^ East Bridge Deanery website
  3. ^ British History Online
  4. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40 / 629, year 1418; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no629/aCP40no629fronts/IMG_0043.htm; 4th entry; Robert Nethersole of Wymelyngewolde concerning a land deal in Wotton Derham & Denton

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Coordinates: 51°12′39″N 1°11′16″E / 51.21083°N 1.18778°E / 51.21083; 1.18778