St Peter  Kent


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

PETER (St.), a village and a parish in Thanet district, Kent. The village stands on a pleasing eminence, ¾ of a mile W N W of Broadstairs r. station, 1½ S W of the North Foreland, and 2 S E of Margate; is a member of Dover cinque port; and has a post-office‡ under Margate. ...

The parish contains also the chapelry of Broadstairs, 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, £19, 474. 1851, 2, 975; in 1861, 2, 855. Houses, 604. The property is much subdivided; and there are many pleasantresidences. 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.* Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church ranges from Norman to later English; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with W tower; and contains three brasses, monuments to the Dewkners and others, and atablet to T. Sheridan, Esq. The tower serves as a sea-mark, and shows two fissures caused by an earthquakein 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.

St Peter through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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