Swalecliffe  Kent


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

SWALECLIFF, a parish in Blean district, Kent; on the coast, 2 miles E by N of Whitstable r. station. Post town, Whitstable, under Canterbury. Acres, 1,297; of which 335 are water. Real property, £1,754. Pop., 168. Houses, 32. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £315.* Patron, Earl Cowper. There are a slightly endowed school, and a coastguard station.

Swalecliffe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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