Bekesbourne  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bekesbourne like this:

BEAKSBOURNE, or Bekesbourne, a parish in Bridge district, Kent; on the Canterbury and Dover railway, 2¾ miles SE of Canterbury. It is a member of the cinque port liberty of Hastings: and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Canterbury. Acres, 1,115. Real property, £2,393. ...

Pop., 475. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. Beaksbourne House is the seat of Dr.T. Beke. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £187. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is perpendicular English; was restored in 1843; and contains the monument of Hooker, who became vicar in 1595. The parsonage has been much modernized; yet contains features which were in it in Hooker's time.

Bekesbourne through time

Bekesbourne is now part of Canterbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Canterbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bekesbourne itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bekesbourne, in Canterbury and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th February 2024

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