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Wincheap

Wincheap is a road that gives its name to a southwest suburb of Canterbury in Kent, England. It forms part of the A28 road, stretching for nearly a mile from the city wall, close by Canterbury East railway station, to the over-crossing of the A2 and the parish of Thanington Without.

Wincheap was established by the early 13th century. There are two theories about the name either it comes from the Saxon Wenchiape, a wine market, or from Weychep from the old English Waegnceap, a wagon, which might have been parked outside the city walls.

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