Pigots 1840 - Kent

Sandgate with Cheriton & neighbourhoods


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Sandgate is a chapelry village, partly in the parish of Cheriton, and partly in the liberty of the town of Folkestone, about a mile and a half from that town. It is situated along the shore with hills rising immediately behind it; and consists of some good modern buildings with every appropriate convenience for those resorting to it as a bathing place. Here are several good baths, a library and reading rooms, neat lodging houses and respectable inns. The name of the village is a contraction from Sandygate, obtained from its situation in one of those openings from the sea, between the hills, formerly called gates, and the sandy nature of the soil on which it stands. There were formerly yards here, in which were built some government frigates; but its trade at the present day possesses no peculiar character. This is the part of the line of coast distinguished by the Martello towers, erected during the last war with France, at which time there was also a summer camp on Shorncliff, a hill at the north side of the village; and at the bottom of the hill commences the royal military canal. The castle here used to be an object of much curiosity, before it was despoiled of its antique appearance, by being converted into a Martello tower. The parish church of Cheriton dedicated to St Martin is in the early style of English architecture. The living is a rectory with the vicarage of Newington annexed, in the gift of the family of Brockman. In 1822 an episcopal chapel of ease was erected in Sandgate by the Earl of Darnley, in whom and his family the right of presentation is vested. There is likewise a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists; and a national school for one hundred boys and fifty girls supported by subscription. The parish of Cheriton contained in 1831, 1143 inhabitants, which includes part of the population of Sandgate, the remained being returned with Folkestone liberty.

 

POST OFFICE – Sandgate, Thomas PURDAY, Postmaster. Letters from London, &c. arrive (by mail cart from Dover), every morning at eight and are despatched every evening at eight.

 

*** the names without address are in Sandgate.

 

GENTRY & CLERGY

 

BROCKMAN Edward Drake esq., Sandgate

BROCKMAN Frederick esq, Underhill, Cheriton

BROCKMAN Rev Julius Drake, Cheriton

BROCKMAN William Drake esq, Beachborough

DAWKINS Henry esq, Encombe

DEEDS Mrs, Sandgate

FINCH William, Ivy cottage

FRYER Mr Jabez, Sandgate

GILL Captain Charles (RN), Sandgate

HAMERSLEY Mrs Harriet, Sandgate

HODGES Thomas Twisden esq

MARJORIBANKS Stewart esq, Sandgate

NIXON Rev Francis Russell, Sandgate

PILCHER Mr Jesse, Cheriton court

PILCHER Mr Thomas, Cheriton st

PURDAY Mr Cyrus Robert, Craston cottage

TAYLOR Mr John Sceene, Cheriton

TYSSEN Mrs Amelia, Castle house

WILKINSON Mr Josiah, Seabrook

WILKINSON Mr William Arthur, Mill house, Seabrook

 

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS

 

COLEMAN Thomas Jordan, (gents preparatory)

Infants School, Sarah BATEMAN, mistress

National School, Thomas COLLAR, master; Eliza COLLAR, mistress

WILLIAMS & GILLINGS, (ladies boarding & day)

 

BAKERS

 

PAGE Richard (& confectioner)

QUESTED John

REYNOLDS John, (& confectioner & corn dealer)

WYMAN Ambrose, (& confectioner)

 

BATHS

 

TAYLOR Major &Co, (warm, cold & shower)

WADDELL & TAYLOR, (sea bathing machines & reading rooms)

 

BLACKSMITHS

 

HOYLE Robert

LEWIS William, (& brass founder)

WELLS Charles, Cheriton

 

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

 

BALLARD William

COLEMAN William

COOPER John

PAIN Robert

SAUNDERS Thomas

WILLIAMS George

 

BRICKLAYERS

 

HALL Edward

HALL William

 

BUTCHERS

 

ELGAR John

MEPSTED John

MORFORD John

 

CARPENTERS

 

AYERS Henry

COOPER Thomas

HOGBEN John

MARSH John, Cheriton

WADDELL Sarah

 

CHINA, GLASS &c. DEALERS

 

BALLARD William

PAGE Richard

TOWN Charles

 

COAL MERCHANTS

 

AYERS Henry

FLISHER Frank

SAUNDERS Joseph & Co

 

GROCERIES & DEALERS IN SUNDRIES

 

BALLARD William

COOK Stephen

SAUNDERS Elizabeth

TOWN Charles, (& druggist)

WOORE Mary

 

INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES

 

Castle Inn, George PANTRY

Duke of York, William WOOD

Fleur de Lis, William FISHER

Good Intent, James WOOD

Marine Hotel (& posting house), Ann PODEVIN

New Inn (& posting house), Richard ROBERTS

 

LINEN DRAPERS

 

GRAVES John

WADDELL William

 

LODGING HOUSE KEEPERS

 

BIRCH Harriet

COOK Susannah

GRAVES Ann

HODGES Joseph

MARSH Richard

WADDELL Sarah

WRIGHT John

 

MILLINERS & STRAW HAT MAKERS

 

ANDREWS Lydia

BERRY Catherine

 

SURGEONS

 

GEORGE Edward (MD)

GILL John

 

TAILORS

 

DANIEL William

HARRIS Valentine

TAVENOR Ruth, (& toy & shell dealer)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

BERRY George, poulterer

DRAYTON James, fishmonger

EASTES Benj. painter, plumber & brazier

GEORGE Thomas William, hair dresser

GRAVES & FLISHER, boat builders

HOGBEN Henry, fishmonger

HOGBEN James, fruiterer

JENNER Richard Bradfield, chymists & agent to the European Life & Annuity Company

M’DONALD Stephen, registrar of births & deaths

MILLER William Frederick, watchmaker & silversmith

PAINE George, paper & oil mills, Cheriton & corn miller, Seabrook

PURDAY Thomas, bookseller & reading rooms

STOCKWELL John, millwright, Cheriton

VALYER Michael, horse & fly proprietor

WILLIAMS George, fruiterer

 

COACHES – calling at the New Inn, Sandgate

 

To London, the Times, (from Folkestone), every morning (Sunday excepted), at a quarter before nine.

 

To Brighton, Coaches (from Dover), pass through Sandgate daily during summer

 

To Dover, Coaches, (from Brighton),  pass through Sandgate daily during summer

 

To Folkestone, the Times, (from London), calls at the New Inn daily

 

VANS – passing through Sandgate

 

To Ashford, every morning, (Sunday excepted), at ten

 

To Canterbury, ASHTELL’S Van, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  morning at half past eight.

 

To Dover, every afternoon, (Sunday excepted), at half past four and every morning at half past eight.

 

To Hythe, a Van  daily.

 

CARRIERS

 

To London, Charles BENTON, every  Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 

 

To Dover, Thomas HEDGCOCK & Thomas WOOD every Monday and Thursday and Daniel CATT every Tuesday & Friday

 

To Romney, Daniel CATT every Wednesday & Saturday

 

To Romney & Lydd, Thomas HEDGCOCK & Thomas WOOD every Tuesday & Friday.

 


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