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Sandgate, Kent

Sandgate is a village in the Folkestone and Hythe Urban Area in the Shepway district of Kent, England. In 2004, the village re-acquired civil parish status. The civil parish shares the boundaries of Folkestone Sandgate ward, at 2.17 km . It had a population of 4,225 at the 2001 census. It is the site of Sandgate Castle, a Device Fort. H.G. Wells lived at Spade House, and it was also the birthplace of comedian Hattie Jacques.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR2035
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01303
Population4,225 (2001)

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

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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