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Statistical SummaryAcres: 2,346 (as of 1921 the civil parish contained 2,370 acres)
OS co-ordinates: TR279652
Parish Church: St. Mary Magdelene
Registers commence: 1700 original parish registers
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 Westgate
Registration District: Thanet
Poor Law Union: Thanet 1835-1930
Workhouse: Minster, Thanet Diocese: Canterbury
pre-1859 - Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury
post-1858 - Principal Probate Registry
Lathe: St. Augustine
Parishes within 6 mile radius:
Acol, Ash (Sandwich), Birchington Chislet, Elmstone, Margate, Minster in Thanet, Preston (Ash and Wingham), Monkton, Reculver, Sandwich (Sts Clement, Mary and Peter), Sarre, St Nicholas at Wade, Stonar, Stourmouth, Thanet St Lawrence, Thanet St. Peter
Monocstune: Archbishop of Canterbury's monks. 2 churches, fishery, salt-house.
Archbishop of Canterbury
Monkton is a village and a parish in Thanet District, Kent. The village stands near the Canterbury and Monkton railway, 1-1/4 miles north of the river Stour, 2 miles west-north-west of Minster rail station, and 6-1/2 miles west of Monkton; was once a market town; is a scattered place; and has a post office under Monkton, and fairs on 22 July and 11 October. The parish comprises 2,346 acres. Real property in 1860, £5,556. Population in 1861, 374. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few.
The manor was given in 916, by Queen Ediva, to Christ Church, Canterbury, "to feed the monks". A fishery and a saltern were here at Domesday.
The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacies of Birchington and Acol, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £670 with a habitable glebe house. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is ancient but good, with a tower; includes fragments of all architectural periods; appears, from exterior arches in the north wall, to have once been larger than now; and contains a very fine brass of a priest of 1450.
The ecclesiastical parish of the same name as at the 1921 census was coextensive with the civil parish.3
There is a national school here.1
There are charities of £20.1
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales. (London, England: A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).
2Edward Hasted, ed. and comp. The town and parish of Monkton: Town and manors, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 4 (1798), pp. 260-307.
3William 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).
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1801 - 300
Monkton Distance to
London 60.5 mi.
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