How did the road get its name?
The derivation of the name Bowers Hill is uncertain. Terry Sparrow, in his chapter on Bowers Hill in Aldington and Badsey, Villages in the Vale, suggests that it may come from the obsolete term for a husbandman. With regard to the “Hill” part of the name, whilst there is no significant hill, it is certainly higher than other parts of the parish, with the 50-metre contour line passing close to the Bowers Hill farmhouse. Bowers Hill forms an extension of Willersey Road on its east side.
When did housing development begin?
A farm grew up at Bowers Hill in the post-enclosure period. There was then no more development until the beginning of the 20th century when ten workers’ houses (five pairs of semi-detached houses) were erected. In the latter part of the 20th century, Bowers Hill Nurseries was started; two detached houses and a detached bungalow were also built. In 2008, a small development of five houses was built at Bowers Hill Farm.
The five pairs of semi-detached houses are numbered, but all the other houses have house names.