Place:St. Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent, England

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NameSt. Margaret's at Cliffe
Alt namesSaint Margaret's at Cliffesource: WeRelate variation
Sancta Margaritasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
St. Margaret-at-Cliffesource: Family History Library Catalog
St Margaret'ssource: Domesday Book (1985) p 149
St Margaret's at Cliffesource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) p 677
Nelson Parksource: settlement in parish
St Margaret's Baysource: settlement in parish
South Forelandsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.154°N 1.372°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoBewsborough Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dover Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Dover District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Margaret's at Cliffe is a three-part village situated just off the coast road between Deal and Dover in Kent, England. The heart of the village is about 3/4 mile (1 km) from the sea with the residential area of Nelson Park further inland and St Margaret's Bay situated along and below the cliffs north of South Foreland.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article St. Margaret's at Cliffe.

St. Margaret's at Cliffe was a civil parish in Dover Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and since 1974 has been part of the non-metropolitan Dover District. Originally it was an ancient parish in the Bewsborough Hundred.

Research Tips

  • Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
  • Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
  • For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
  • Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
  • England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
  • Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
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