Place:Snargate, Kent, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.0226°N 0.837°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Shepway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Snargate is a village and civil parish near New Romney in Kent, England. The parish was enlarged in 1934 when the boundaries of a number of nearby parishes were realigned and some were abolished. A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Snargate from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SNARGATE, a parish in Romney-Marsh [registration] district, Kent; 1½ mile SE of Appledore [railway] station, and 6 WNW of New Romney. Post town, Brookland, under Folkestone. Acres: 1,591. Real property: £3,763. Pop.: 71. Houses: 15. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, united with Snave, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £230. Patron: the Archbishop of [Canterbury]. The church is early English and good."

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