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Sandwich, Kent

Coordinates: 51°16′29″N 1°20′20″E / 51.27472°N 1.33888°E / 51.27472; 1.33888
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Sandwich

Coat of arms of the Sandwich Town Council

The 14th-century St Thomas' Hospital
Sandwich is located in Kent
Sandwich
Sandwich
Location within Kent
Population4,985 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTR335585
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSandwich
Postcode districtCT13
Dialling code01304
PoliceKent
FireKent
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent
51°16′29″N 1°20′20″E / 51.27472°N 1.33888°E / 51.27472; 1.33888

Sandwich is a town and civil parish in the Dover District of Kent, south-east England. It is on the River Stour and has a population of 4,985.

Notable places in Sandwich include Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, the Sandwich Guildhall Museum, and the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre.

Map
Sandwich is in Southeastern England.

Etymology[change | change source]

The name 'Sandwich' is first attested in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, where it appears as Sondwic in 851 and Sandwic in 993. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it appears as Sandwice. The suffix "-wich" comes from the Anglo Saxon "-wīc", which means a dwelling or fortified place where trade takes place. The name means "market town on sandy soil".[3]

Refrences[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Home – Sandwich Town Council in Kent". Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  3. "Sandwich, Kent", Wikipedia, 2024-04-18, retrieved 2024-04-22