In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hougham like this:
HOUGHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Dover district, Kent. The village stands near the Southeastern railway, 1 mile from the coast, and 2½ WSW of Dover. The parish contains also the hamlets of Hougham-Court and West Hougham, and the western outskirts of the town of Dover; and is partly within Dover borough. Post town, Dover. Acres, 3, 275; of which 280 are water. Real property, exclusive of the part within Dover borough, £3, 700. Pop. of the whole, in 1851, 2, 639; in 1861, 3, 372. ...
Houses, 389. The increase of pop. was caused by building operations of a Freehold Land Society, and by the opening of three new brickfields. Pop. of the part within Dover borough, in 1861, 2, 800. Houses, 285. The Heights barracks, the Citadel Engineers' barracks, the Western Heights hospital, the Drop redoubt, the Married Soldiers' quarters, and the Kent Artillery Militia stores are here; and, at the census of 1861, they aggregately had 1, 263 inmates. The property is much subdivided. The chapelry of Christ Church, or of Hougham-in-Dover, is within the parish; was constituted in 1844; and contained 1,803 of the pop. in 1861. The parochial living is a vicarage, and that of Christ Church is a p. curacy, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value of the former, £185; of the latter, not reported.* Patron of the former, the Archbishop of Canterbury; of the latter, Trustees. The parochial church is early English, and has been partially restored. and enlarged. The church of Christ Church is good.The sub-district contains twelve parishes and an extraparochial tract. Acres, 19, 821. Pop., 8, 242. Houses, 1, 301..
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hougham, in Dover and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 05th December 2013
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