Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Margate. You may be able to find further references to Margate in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
MARGATE a town, a parish, and a sub-district Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Margate.

Place Type of entry Source
Westgate ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Westgate on Sea watering-place Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Margate within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Cobbett Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1823: From Dover to the Wen 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 2
William Camden Kent 1
William Cobbett Nov. 9th to 21st, 1821: Gloucester to Berghclere 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 2: Harwich and Suffolk 1
George Head Hull 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Garlinge 0 2
Westgate on Sea 0 4
Cliftonville 0 1
Northdown 0 2
Acol 0 3
Thanet 19 3
Manston 0 2
Broadstairs 0 2
St Peter 0 2
Birchington 0 2
Kingsgate 0 2
St Lawrence 0 3
Ramsgate 5 2
Stone 0 1
Ellington 0 2
North Foreland 0 3
Pegwell 0 2
Minster 2 2
Ebbs Fleet 0 2
Monkton 3 2