Place:St. Nicholas at Wade, Kent, England

NameSt. Nicholas at Wade
Alt namesSt Nicholas-at-Wadesource: Wikipedia
St. Nicholassource: colloquial
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.354°N 1.252°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoIsle of Thanet Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Eastry Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Thanet (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Nicholas at Wade (or more commonly simply St. Nicholas) is both a village and a civil parish which has been in the Thanet District of Kent, England since 1974. The parish had a recorded population of 782 at the 2001 Census. The village of Sarre, previously a separate civil parish, joined St. Nicholas at Wade in 1974.

Prior to the 1974 reorganization both St. Nicholas at Wade and Sarre had been part of the Isle of Thanet Rural District from 1894 until 1935 and part of Eastry Rural District from 1935 until 1974.

The name derives from its location on the western border of the Isle of Thanet (originally separated from the Kent mainland). Before the channels of the River Wantsum and River Stour silted up, one would have been able to [[wikipedia:wade|"wade"] at this point, over a ford. In Roman times the channel was navigable and the site likely very busy with the Saxon Shore Forts of Regulbium (Reculver) and Rutupiae (Richborough) both close by. Remains of Roman shipbuilding yards are said to have been found between St. Nicholas-at-Wade and the nearby village of Sarre.

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