Hythe, Kent

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Hythe is a town in Kent

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Hythe within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Hythe in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Hythe.-- parl. and mun. bor., market town, water ing-place, and Cinque Port, E. Kent, 68 miles SE. of London - parl. bor. (including Folkestone, 5 miles E.), 13, 591 ac., pop. 28,239; mun. bor., 2517 ac., pop. 4173; 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Leland says that Hythe at one time had four parish churches and a fine abbey: that itwas formerly a place of some importance is further proved by its having been made one of the Cinque Ports. Its falling off is due to the harbour having been choked with sand and shingle. The town is pleasantly situated, and has some interesting antiquities; is well known through the Government School of Muskctry, the rifle butts, &c.; and has two forts, viz., Sutherland and Moncreiff. The bor. returns 1 member to Parliament.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Hythe, St Leonard, par., E. Kent, in bor. of Hythe, 795 ac. (15 water) and 45 foreshore, pop. 3522.

Hythe in the Domesday Book

A village in Heane hundred, in the county of Kent.

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