Kent Villages, Towns & Public Houses - History, Genealogy & Trade Directories
Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
ST PETER'S - This parish is within the liberty and jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports, and is a member of the town of Dover, in the union of the Isle of Thanet. The population in 1851, including Broadstairs, was 2,975. The village, which is distant two miles both from Margate and Ramsgate, stands on a pleasant eminence. The church is dedicated to St. Peter, and is a handsome Gothic structure. The living is a vicarage, in
the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and incumbency of the Rev. S. Robins. Kingsgate is a hamlet near the North Foreland, with a Coast Guard station; Sole Street is a hamlet close to St. Peter's. Adjoining St. Peter's are Dumpton and Newlands. Upton, Bramston, Fair Street, Romfields, Northwood, Westwood, Poor Hole, Sackett's Hill, Buddles, Shallows, George Hill, Reading Street, Joss Street, Beard's Hill, Callis Court, Dane Court, and Nash, are other hamlets.
POST-OFFICE. - Thomas Fisher Cramp, Post-master. Letters arrive from Margate.
Public Houses in St Peters, Broadstairs
Coast Guard Station. - Lieutenant Edward Weels, B.N., Commandant.
Ranelagh Gardens. - Cramp and Co., Proprietors.
Subscription Reading Rooms. - Richard Schartan, Secretary.
Nuckell's Almshouse, High street.
PLACES OF WORSHIP AND SCHOOLS.
St. Peter's Church. - Rev. S. Robins, Minister,
Baptist Chapel. - Rev. Powell, Minister.
Wesleyan Chapel. - Ministers various.
Lovejoy's Parochial Schools. - Richard Schartan, Master; Miss Harlow, Mistress; Miss E. Harlow, Infants. .
Belsey, Mr. George
Belsey, Mr. John
Blackman, William, Esq., Hibernia House
Cotton, Mrs., Kingsgate
Cramp, Mrs., Church street
Crofts, Robert,.Esq., Dumpton House
George, William, Esq., Kingsgate Castle
Gray, Thomas, Esq., High Street
Hannan, George, Esq.
Humphrey, Mrs, Church street
Jeffery, Henry, Esq., Kingsgate
Newell, Rev. C. F., incumbent of Broadstairs
Powell, Rev. M, Baptist Minister
Redman, George, Esq.
Robins, Rev. S., Rectory
Stephens, Mr, Edward
Tomlin, Robert, Esq., Dane Court
Trew, Miss, Newark Lodge
Arnold, William G., grocer, Church street
Atkinson, George, farmer, Church street
Baker, William, Wheatsheaf Inn, Church street
Barwick, Thomas, builder, Church street
Barwick, Richard, baker, Church street
Barwick, William, bricklayer, Church street
Bax, James, baker, Church street
Brazier, Mrs., grocer, etc., High street
Bushbridge, Isaac, boot and shoe maker, High street
Clark, Mrs., Church street
Cramp, Thomas Fisher, grocer, etc., Post office
Creasey, James, grocer and pork butcher, High street
Dennes, Charles, farmer, High street
Fuller, William, harness maker, High street
Hawkes, George Edward, Red Lion Inn
Hewitt, Stephen, blacksmith, Church street
Hills, John C., plumber, painter, etc., High street
Holman, William, draper, High street
Hunter, James, fly proprietor, High street
Hurst, Robert, carpenter and joiner, Church street
Johnson, Gilbert, farmer, Church street
Lord, Jeremiah, tailor, etc., Crown and Thistle Inn, High street
Mockett, Edward, farmer, Church street
Moss, George, collector of rates, Church street
Pay, James, fly proprietor, High street
Pointer, Augustus, wheelwright, High street
Smeed, James, maltster, High street
Smith, George, farmer, Sackett's Farm
Wanstall, James, greengrocer, High street
Webb, John, boot and shoe maker, Church street
Witherden, Robert, parish clerk, Church street