Place:


Kingsgate  Kent

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kingsgate like this:

KINGSGATE, a hamlet in St. Peter parish, Kent; on the coast, near the North Foreland, 3 miles E 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 portcullies, 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 vil1a; 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.

Kingsgate through time

Kingsgate is now part of Thanet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Thanet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kingsgate itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kingsgate, in Thanet and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/21490

Date accessed: 21st November 2017


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