Place:Cliffe-at-Hoo, Kent, England

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NameCliffe-at-Hoo
Alt namesCliffesource: Wikipedia
Clivesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 147
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.467°N 0.5°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoHoo Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Strood Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Medway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cliffe (sometimes known as Cliffe-at-Hoo) is a village on the Hoo peninsula in Kent, England, reached from the Medway Towns by a three-mile journey along the B2000 road. Situated upon a low chalk escarpment overlooking the Thames marshes, Cliffe offers the adventurous rambler views of Southend-on-Sea and London. It forms part of the parish of Cliffe and Cliffe Woods in the borough of Medway.

In 774 Offa, King of Mercia, built a rustic wooden church dedicated to St Helen, a popular Mercian saint who was by legend the daughter of Coel ('Old king Cole') of Colchester. Cliffe is cited in early records as having been called Clive and Cloveshoo (Cliffe-at-Hoo).

Cliffe-at-Hoo was a civil parish in Hoo Rural District from 1894 until 1934, in Strood Rural District from 1934 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Medway unitary authority.

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