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Population  1,066 (2011 Census)
Region  South East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Wednesday 3:19 PM
Postcode district  CT13
OS grid reference  TR310568
Country  England
Post town  Sandwich
Shire county  Kent
District  Dover District
Weather  14°C, Wind NW at 18 km/h, 54% Humidity

Woodnesborough is a village in East Kent two miles west of Sandwich.

Map of Woodnesborough, Sandwich, UK

Its name is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Golles-Wanesberge, with forms like Wodnesbeorge being attested a little later, around 1100, and as 'Wodnesbergh' in 1484. The name is believed to have meant Woden's hill/mound (Old English Wōdnes burh) after Anglo-Saxon god Woden (the English cognate of the Norse Odin, known in Proto-Germanic as Wodanaz); though some of the spellings also suggest *wænnes beorg ('hill of the mound'), from Old English wenn, wænn 'a tumour, blister, mound'. At the end of the eighteenth century there is a record of a burial mound beside the church, but the settlement also boasts a hill which could equally well have been described as a burh in Old English. The population taken at the Census 2011 included Coombe also Marshborough and totalled 1,066.

The village was once served by East Kent Light Railway and can now be reached by bus services from Sandwich.

There was also a post office, which closed down at the end of January 2008.

There is a Grade II* listed Anglican church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.


Woodnesborough Wikipedia

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