Hawkinge  Kent


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

HAWKINGE, a parish in Elham district, Kent; near the coast, 2 miles N of Folkestone r. station. It includes the hamlet of Uphill; and its post town is Folkestone. Acres, 521. Real property, £584. Pop., 133. Houses, 24. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £140. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is ancient and tolerable; includes parts which probably are Norman; and has a small wooden turret. There is an Independent chapel at Uphill.

Hawkinge through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2024

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