Place:West Cliffe, Kent, England

NameWest Cliffe
Alt namesWestclivesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 150
Westcliffesource: Wikipedia
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.15°N 1.35°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoDover Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
St. Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1934
East Langdon, Kent, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1934Dover (district), Kent, England|district municipality which has covered the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

West Cliffe is a village near Dover in the southeastern part of Kent, England.

West Cliffe was a civil parish in Dover Rural District from 1894 until 1934 when it was absorbed into the parishes of St. Margaret's at Cliffe and East Langdon. Since 1974 the area has been part of the Dover non-metropolitan District.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Westcliffe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CLIFFE (West), a parish in Dover [registration] district, Kent; on the coast, 2¼ miles NE by N of Dover. Post town, Dover. Acres: 1,194; of which 25 are water. Real property: £1,846. Population: 122. Houses: 26. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £34. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The church is tolerable."

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