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Dunkirk, Hernhill and Goodnestone
Boughton under Blean is three miles east of Faversham and five miles west of the bustling university town of Canterbury. It is situated next to Blean Woods and close to the the A2, which gives easy access to the motorway network. The neighbouring villages are Dunkirk and Hernhill. It has some light industry but is mainly residential. It has an extremely long main street with scores of old buildings either side. It is a designated conservation area.
Boughton means ‘land held by book, or charter and is pronounced ‘boughton-on’. There are over 100 listed buildings in the parish as a whole. The parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul is a beautiful 13th century church.
The main street through Boughton forms part of the old Roman Road from London to Canterbury and Dover where tens of thousands of pilgrims passed through on their way to Becket’s shrine at Canterbury.
Road and Rail Links:
The nearest National Rail Stations are Canterbury (approximately 5 miles away and Faversham (approximately 3 miles away). There is a regular bus service into Faversham, Canterbury and the seaside town of Whitstable.
Village Stores, Roots kitchen, bedroom and bathrooms, newsagents,
Post office, library, opticians, Bull Lane garage and two hairdressers
Doctors and Dentists:
Local GP Dr. Chopra. The nearest dentists are located in Faversham.
Boughton under Blean and Dunkirk primary schools. There are a variety of secondary public and private schools in Canterbury and Faversham
Clubs and Leisure Facilities:
Golf club, the village hall houses the library, WI meetings and other clubs for adults and children. Sports field, children’s play areas. Football club. The nearest cricket club is in Harbledown (approximately 1 mile away).
Pubs and Restaurants:
The White Horse and The Queens Head public houses and Martins Restaurant.
Blean woods which have been designated a site of special scientific interest and covers more than 3,000 hectares - more than 11 square miles with wonderful walks amongst the trees and wildflowers. It is also an RSPB nature reserve, with access to paths at all times. Mount Ephraim gardens set at the heart of an 800 acre estate comprising of the house, gardens and a fruit farm. Farming World in also close by and good fun for al the family.