Sandgate, Kent

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Sandgate is a suburban area in Folkestone, Kent

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

Sandgate in historic gazetteers

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

Sandgate, small town and eccl. dist. with ry. sta., Cheriton and Folkestone pars., Kent, 1½ mile SW. of Folkestone and within the parl. limits of Hythe - dist., pop. 2056; town, pop. 1669; P.O., T.O., and P.O., T.O. at Sandgate Road, 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Sandgate has rapidly risen into repute as a watering-place, its sheltered position attracting numerous visitors. Sandgate Castle, erected in 1539 by Henry VIII., forms one of the defences of the coast; the castle was materially strengthened in 1806.

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