|About the Study||Situated to the north east of Canterbury, by the Little Stour, Wickhambreaux dates back to Roman times. The name derives from Wich (coastal trading settlement) and Ham (homestead or settlement). Although the village is a long way inland today, in Roman and Anglo Saxon times it was near the mouth of the Wantsum Channel which flowed from Sandwich in the east to Reculver in the north.
Predominantly a farming settlement, Wickhambreaux features a 14th century church, a 16th century inn, some regency houses and a large watermill.
This study looks at the population over the centuries and the history of the various fascinating buildings within the village.
|Population||500 in 1891|