Womenswold

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Womenswold
Area7.44 km2 (2.87 sq mi)
Population286 (Civil Parish 2011)[1]
• Density38/km2 (98/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTR227508
Civil parish
  • Womenswold
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCanterbury
Postcode districtCT4
Dialling code01227
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
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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.

References[edit]

  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