Westgate on Sea  Kent


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Westgate on Sea like this:

Westgate on Sea, watering-place with ry. sta., Margate par., Kent, 2 miles SW. of Margate by rail, pop. 1670; P.O., T.O., Bank. Westgate occupies a pleasant situation on a small semi-circular bay, is practically a suburb of Margate, and is a place of recent growth. It consists of fine villas, has an esplanade, a pier, and all the requisites of a popular place of resort.

Westgate on Sea through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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