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Littlebourne, Bramling and Staple.
Wingham is a civil parish and typically English village situated along the ancient coastal road, now the A257, serving some light industry but mostly a dormitory town for the Cinque Port of Sandwich, only a 15 minute drive away and the vibrant university town of Canterbury , which you can get to in 25 minutes. Littlebourne, Staple and Ash which are small villages are close by. The main street through the village is lovely and wide with character properties and shops.
It has existed since the Stone Age but only became established as a village in Roman times. The Doomsday book tells us that during Saxon times Wingham manor was in possession by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1286, Archbishop Peckham founded a college in Wingham; many other buildings in Wingham date back to this time including the Red Lion Inn.
Wingham has its own Roman Villa, the remains of which lie under the field behind Wingham Court. The village has many famous names associated with it including Thomas Becket, Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII.
Road and Rail Links:
Frequent bus services run between Sandwich and Canterbury and a less frequent service to Aylesham and Plucks Gutter. The nearest National Rail Stations are Adisham (approximately 3 miles), Canterbury (approximately 6 ½ miles) or Faversham (approximately 16 miles) . Taxis can be obtained locally or from Canterbury, Sandwich or Aylesham.
Little Stour Fam Shop offer home grown and locally grown produce which is delivered daily from local farms and also has a café offering breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon tea (muddy boots welcome!!). There are also a Newsagents, hardware store and Central Stores.
Janies Hair Design, Flair hairdressers, Wingham Post Office, The Curry House, St. Marys Church and Oakfield House Residential Home
Doctors and Dentists:
Wingham Doctors Surgery and Wingham Dental Practice.
See-Saw Pre School and Wingham Primary School. There are a variety of secondary public and private schools in Canterbury.
Clubs and Leisure Facilitities:
See-Saw parents and toddlers group, Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Wingham Cricket Club and Adisham Football Club. Wingham Wildlife Park is a fun day out for all the family.
Pubs and Restaurants:
The Dog Inn, The Anchor Pub and The Red Lion Hotel.
Wingham is surrounded by farm land, walking and cycle routes. Take a walk along the Little Stour River to Wingham Well. For bird watchers there are many different birds to see, including woodpeckers, kestrels, moorhens, wild mallard ducks and pheasants.