Northbourne  Kent


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

NORTHBOURNE, a village and a parish in Eastry district, Kent. The village stands 2¾ miles W by S of Deal r. station; takes its name from a brook or burnwhich runs to the Stour at Sandwich; and has a post-office under Deal. The parish contains also the hamlets of Finglesham, Little Betshanger, Marley, and West-Street; and includes the detached tract of Tickenhurst. ...

Acres, 3, 628. Rated property, £6, 870. Pop., 890. Houses, 193. The property is subdivided. The manor was given, in 618, by King Eadbald, to the monastery of St. Augustine at Canterbury; went, after the dissolution, to the Crown; and belongs now to Sir W.James, Bart. Northbourne Court, was a residence of the monks; is supposed to occupy the site of a palace of King Eadbald; was, for some time, in the possession of the Sandys family; had then famous hanging gardens, parts of which are still preserved; and is now a ruin. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £360.* Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is Norman, transition, and early English, large, cruciform, and interesting; has a massive central tower; and contains a triangular-headed piscina, and a splendid monument to Sir Edwin Sandys of 1629. There is a national school.

Northbourne through time

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

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


Date accessed: 29th June 2022

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