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Walmer, Kent

Walmer is a town in the district of Dover, Kent in England: located on the coast, the parish of Walmer is six miles (10 km) north-east of Dover. Largely residential, its coastline and castle attract many visitors. It has a population of 6,693 (2001). Walmer is closely associated with its adjoining neighbour, the town of Deal - sharing many amenities and services and benefiting from Deal's High Street shopping area. Walmer railway station is on the Kent Coast Line.
DistrictDover District Council
Post townDeal
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR3750
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01304
Population6,693 (2001)

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

Walmer, town and par. with ry. sta., on E. coast of Kent, 2 miles SW. of Deal by rail, 867 ac., pop. 4309; P.O., T.O., and P.O., T.O. at Walmer Road. Walmer is an ancient place, and is a member of the Cinque Port of Sandwich. It consists of 2 parts - Lower and Upper, has many pleasant residences, and is much resorted to during the bathing season. Walmer Castle, built by Henry VIII., has long been regarded as the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The Duke of Wellington, as Warden, resided here every autumn from 1829 until his death in 1852. In the town are cavalry, infantry, and marine hospital barracks, and a garrison school. Walmer formed part of the parl. bor. of Sandwich, which was disfranchised in 1885.

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