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Reculver, Kent

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Reculver, Kent

Reculver is a village and coastal resort about 3 miles east of Herne Bay in south-east England, in a ward of the same name, in the City of Canterbury district of Kent. It is about 30 miles east by north of the county town of Maidstone, and about 58 miles east by south from London. Reculver once occupied a strategic location at the north-western end of the Wantsum Channel, between the Isle of Thanet and the Kent mainland.
DistrictCity of Canterbury
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR2269
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01227

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

Reaculf ~ Regulbium ~ Roculf

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

Reculver, coast par. and vil., Kent, 3 miles E. of Herne Bay and 9 miles W. of Margate, 1221 ac. and 327 foreshore, pop. 298; was the site of the Roman station of Regulbium, of a palace of Ethelbert King of Kent, and of a monastery of 7th century.

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