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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
St Margarets at Cliffe Public Houses
ST. MARGARET-AT-CLIFF, WEST CLIFF, and OXNEY. These villages are four miles N.E.
of Dover, and half a mile from each other. St. Margaret-at-Cliff is about half a
mile from the sea. The population in 1851 was 763, The living is a vicarage, in
the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Rev. Edward Boys, M.A.,
curate. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret, and is said to be the oldest in
England ; was
repaired and restored in 1836. Reach Court is half a mile south of St. Margaret,
and Wanstone one mile. West Cliff has a population of 129. The church is small,
dedicated to St. Peter. The living is a vicarage; is in the incumbency of the
Rev. Charles H. V. Sumner, M.A. Oxney has 26 inhabitants, and is two miles north
of St. Margaret, but has no church.
POST-OFFICE. - Hammond Upton, Receiver. Letters arrive from Dover, which is
also the nearest Money Order Office.
Banks, William John, Esq., Oxney Court
Boys, Rev. Edward, M.A., Curate
Royce, Lieutenant, Coast Guard
Temple, Henry, Commander, R.N.