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The Convent Well, c. 1306

The Convent Well, Woodnesborough Abridged from a report by K Parfitt (Dover Archaeology Group) Introduction Large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of the Sandwich region have, since the nineteenth century, regularly marked the site of a Convent Well at Woodnesborough. The site … Continue reading

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History

Woodnesborough (Wodens beorg, meaning “Woden’s Hill) stands on an old Roman road from Richborough to Dover. The village takes its name from the Saxon god of wisdom. Woden has given his name to the third day of the week, originally … Continue reading

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