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Seasalter, Kent

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Seasalter, Kent

Seasalter is a village (and district council ward) in the Canterbury District of Kent, England. It is located by the sea on the north coast of Kent, between the towns of Whitstable and Faversham, facing the Isle of Sheppey across the estuary of the River Swale. It is approximately five miles (8 km) north of Canterbury. Historically, Seasalter came to prominence as a centre for salt production in the Iron Age, and the resulting prosperity resulted in Viking raids on the area.
DistrictCity of Canterbury
Post townWhitstable
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR0965
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227 27****
Population6,899
 

Other names by which Seasalter, Kent has been known in the past

Seseltre

Seasalter, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Seasalter, coast par., Kent, on SW. side of Whitstable, 1487 ac. land, 128 tidal water and 2136 foreshore, pop. 1257.

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