Click on map to view full size on Google Maps.
Click here for larger image of this 1881 survey.
Click map for modern Ordnance survey map.
Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of Ordnance Survey, © Crown copyright.
We have no other information or data for this parish except what is accessed by or detailed on this page.
If you wish to volunteer for this post or have data you wish to contribute, please use the appropriate link at the bottom of this page.
Statistical SummaryAcres: 3,312; of which 397 are water
OS co-ordinates: TR380684
Parish Church: St. Peter
Registers commence: 1560
St. Mary's Calvinistic Methodist Church
St. Peter Baptist
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
Post office under Margate
money order office
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), Birchington, 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
St. Peter, Thanet, a village and a parish in Thanet district, Kent. The village stands on a pleasing eminence, 3/4 of a mile west-north-west of Broadstairs rail station, 1-1/2 southwest of the North Foreland, and 2 southeast of Margate; is a member of Dover cinque port.
The parish contains also the chapelry of Broadstairs [see separate parish page], and the hamlets of Upton, Bromstone, East Dumpton, Fair Street, Westwood, Poor Hole, Sacketts Hill, Buddles, Shallows, Stone, Kingsgate, George Hill, Reading Street, Joss Street, Beards Hill, Callis Court, Callis Grange, Sole Street, Dane Court and parts of North Town, Northwood and Nash. Acres, 3,312; of which 397 are water. Real property in 1860, £19,474. Population in 1851 2,975; in 1861, 2,855. Houses, 604. The property is much subdivided; and there are many pleasant residences.
The North Foreland is a prominent feature; and North Town hill is the highest ground in Thanet. Water works were constructed in 1859.
The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £540 with a habitable glebe house. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church ranges from Norman to later English; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with West tower; and contains three brasses, monuments to the Dewkners and others, and a tablet to T. Sheridan, Esq.. The tower serves as a seamark, and shows two fissures caused by an earthquake in 1580; and the churchyard contains the grave of Richard Joy, the Kentish Sampson. The rectory of Broadstairs is a separate benefice.
There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, an endowed school with £30 a year, and charities £200.
Old coins have been found in the cliffs; and a spermaceti whale, 61 feet long, came ashore in 1762.
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value £260. Patron, the Vicar of St. Peter. The church was built in 1828; and has a tower added in 1852.
A Baptist chapel includes a portion of the old Lady chapel. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.
Beards Hill, a hamlet in St. Peter's parish, Kent; 2 miles northeast of Ramsgate.
Bromstone, or Bromston, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; near Broadstairs.
Buddles, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; in Thanet, 2 miles north of Ramsgate.
Callis Court, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Thanet, Kent; 2 miles north of Ramsgate.
Callis Grange, a tything in St. Peter parish, Thanet, Kent; 2 miles north of Ramsgate.
Dane Court, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; 2 miles southeast of Margate.
East Dumpton, a hamlet in the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Peter, Kent; in Thanet district, 1 mile north of Ramsgate.
Fair Street, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; 2 miles north of Ramsgate.
George Hill, a hamlet in St. Peter-Thanet parish, Kent; 2 miles north of Ramsgate.
Joss Street, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; near Margate.
Kingsgate, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; on the coast, near the North Foreland, 3 miles East of Margate. It commands a pass or gate through the cliffs to the sea; it was originally called Bartholomew-Gate; and it took its present name from the landing at it, in 1683, of Charles II and the Duke of York. An actual gate, with portcullis, once guarded the pass but has completely disappeared. A mansion was built above the gate, toward the middle of last century, by Lord Holland, after the model of Cicero's Roman villa; and the grounds around it were studded with imitations of ancient buildings and ruins. The convent and the Castle, two of the most prominent of these buildings, have been converted into private residences. A coast guard station is at the hamlet.
Nash, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; 1-1/2 mile south by east of Margate. Nash Court here belonged to the priors of Christ church, Canterbury; and passed to the Garwintons and others.
Northwood, a hamlet in St. Peter and St. Lawrence parishes, Kent; 1 mile north of Ramsgate.
Poor Hole, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; near Margate.
Reading Street, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; 2 miles east-south-east of Margate.
Sacketts Hill, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; 1-1/2 mile south of Margate.
Shallows, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; near Margate.
Sole Street, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; near Margate.
Stone, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; near Margate.
Upton, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; near Ramsgate.
Westwood, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; 1 mile north of Ramsgate.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 Thanet St. Peter: 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).
Soon to be Added
Location of Records
Soon to be Added
http://www.kent-opc.org This page was written & produced by Susan D. Young. Last Modified: