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Statistical SummaryAcres: 1,674
OS co-ordinates: TR301690
Parish Church: All Saints
Registers commence: 1538
Baptist & Wesleyan
Monday - St. Nicholas at Wade
Wednesday - Ramsgate
Thursday - Sarre
Friday - Minster
Saturday - Monkton, Margate &
Palm Monday - Minster
30 May - Acol
13 July - Minster
22 July - Monkton
10 Aug - St. Lawrence
8 Sep - St. Nicholas at Wade
14 Oct - Sarre
Newspapers: weekly at Ramsgate
Electoral Place: Ramsgate
Petty Sessions and County Courts -
Margate and Ramsgate
Jails: at St. Clement's, Sandwich
Royal National at Westbrook
Post office under Margate
Registration District: Thanet
Poor Law Union: Thanet 1835-1930
Workhouse: Minster, Thanet Diocese: Canterbury
pre-1859 - Archdeaconry Court
post-1858 - Principal Probate Registry
Lathe: St. Augustine
Parishes within 6 mile radius:
Acol, Ash (Sandwich), Chislet, Elmstone, Margate, Minster in Thanet, Monkton, Preston (Ash and Wingham), Ramsgate, Reculver, Sandwich (Sts Clement, Mary and Peter), Sarre, St Nicholas at Wade, Stonar, Stourmouth, Thanet St Lawrence, Thanet St. Peter .
Birchington is a village and a parish in Thanet district, Kent. The village stands adjacent to the Kent Coast railway, 3-1/4 miles west-by-south of Margate; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Margate. It occupies a gentle declivity, with extensive prospects by sea and land; and is about 3/4 of a mile long.
The parish is within the cinque port liberty of Dover; and comprises 1,680 acres of land and 390 of water. Real property in 1860, £8,885. Population in 1861, 813. Houses, 186. The property is divided among a few.
The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Monkton, in the diocese of Canterbury. The church consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with tower and spire; and on the north side of it is a chapel of the manor, containing some fine monuments and ancient brasses.
There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, and a national school.1
Adjoining the shore of this parish is Hemming's Bay, most probably so named, says Hasted, from the Danish chieftain Hemming, who with his companion Anlef, landed their forces in this island in the year 1009.4
As at the time of the 1921 census the civil parish of the same name was coextensive with the ecclesiastical parish of Birchington.2
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales. (London, England: A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).
2William Page, 1861-1934, ed. The Victoria County History of Kent, vol. 3, p. 359.(London, England: The St. Catherine Press, Stamford Street, Waterloo, S.E., 1932).
3Edward Hasted, ed. and comp. The town and parish of Birchington: Town and manors, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 260-307.
4C. Greenwood, comp. Epitome of County History, vol. 1, County of Kent. (London, England: privately printed, 1838).
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1801 - 537
Birchington Distance to
London 61.4 mi.
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