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Boughton under Blean
Boughton under Blean
is a village and civil parish between Faversham and Canterbury
Canterbury
in southeast England. "Boughton under Blean" technically refers only to the hamlet at the top of Boughton Hill; the main village at the foot of the hill is named Boughton Street but the whole is referred to as "Boughton under Blean" or more commonly as just "Boughton". It had a population of 1,917 according to the 2011 Census.[1] The parish contains the hamlet of Crouch.

Contents

1 Chaucer 2 Sir Thomas Hawkins 3 Governance 4 References 5 External links

Chaucer[edit] Before the opening of the A2 Boughton bypass in 1976, Boughton lay on the main route between London
London
and Canterbury. As well as this, having passed through the village and climbed Boughton Hill, it is the first place from which one is able to see the towers of Canterbury
Canterbury
Cathedral if one is travelling from the direction of London. Due to this it is mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury
Canterbury
Tales, in 'The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue'. Boughton under Blean
Boughton under Blean
is also mentioned in the context of Chaucer in Frank Herbert's Children of Dune: "For a time he amused himself by reviewing Chaucer's route from London
London
to Canterbury, listing the places from Southwark: two miles to the watering-place of St. Thomas, five miles to Deptford, six miles to Greenwich, thirty miles to Rochester, forty miles to Sittingbourne, fifty-five miles to Boughton under Blean, fifty-eight miles to Harbledown, and sixty miles to Canterbury. It gave him a sense of timeless buoyancy to know that few in his universe would recall Chaucer or know any London
London
except the village on Gansireed." Sir Thomas Hawkins[edit] Main article: Sir Thomas Hawkins The poet and translator Sir Thomas Hawkins was baptised on 20 July 1575 at Boughton under Blean. He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Hawkins (1548/9–1617) of Nash Court, Boughton, and his wife, Ann (1552–1616), daughter of Cyriac Pettyt of Colkyns, also in Boughton. His 1625 translation The Odes of Horace the Best of Lyrick Poets was republished in 1631, 1635 and 1638, and plagiarized in 1652. He died in the parish of St Sepulchre's, London, probably in late 1640. The family remained Roman Catholic until well into the 18th century. Nash Court was attacked by a Protestant crowd during the 1715 Jacobean uprising, and Hawkins's valuable library destroyed.[2] Governance[edit] Boughton under Blaean is part of the electoral ward called Boughton and Courtenay. This parish had a population of 5,626 at the 2011 Census.[3] References[edit]

^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 October 2015.  ^ ODNB entry: Retrieved 15 May 2011. Subscription required. ^ "Boughton and Courtenay ward population 2011". Retrieved 1 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Village web site Bored In Swale
Swale
- an information site listing activities for the youth in Swale.

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