Dover is a local government district in Kent, England. Dover is its administrative centre. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the boroughs of Deal, Dover, and Sandwich along with Dover Rural District and most of Eastry Rural District. There are three towns within the district: Deal, Dover and Sandwich; and the parishes below:
The northern boundary of the district is the River Stour; on its western side is the district of Canterbury; to the south the parish of Capel-le-Ferne; and to the east the Straits of Dover. The southern part of the latter is the point where the North Downs meets the sea, at the White Cliffs of Dover. Further north along the coast, from Deal onwards, the land is at sea level, where the River Stour enters the sea by a circuitous route. It is here, on the sand-dunes, that the Royal St George's Golf Club, founded in 1887, and of international repute, is situated.
In the district are industrial remains of the erstwhile Kent coalfield, situated around Tilmanstone and Betteshanger. Technically speaking, half of the underwater section of the Channel Tunnel is under British Sovereignty and thus part of the district.
Dover shown within Kent
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Dover District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Charlie Elphicke (Independent) |
Craig Mackinlay (Conservative)
|• Total||121.56 sq mi (314.84 km2)|
|Area rank||130th (of 317)|
|• Rank||201st (of 317)|
|• Density||960/sq mi (370/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||99.5% White (British)|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||29UE (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
Deal Timeball is a Victorian maritime Greenwich Mean Time signal located on the roof of a waterfront four-storey tower. It was established in 1855 by the Astronomer Royal George Biddell Airy in collaboration with Charles V. Walker.
The Dover by-election of 1913 was held on 23 June 1913. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Conservative MP, George Wyndham. It was won by the Conservative candidate Vere Ponsonby, who was unopposed. Ponsonby would later become ninth Earl of Bessborough.2003 Dover District Council election
Elections to Dover District Council in Kent, England were held on 1 May 2003. This was on the same day as other UK local elections. The whole council was up for election and the council remained under no overall control.2007 Dover District Council election
Elections to Dover District Council in Kent, England were held on 3 May 2007. This was on the same day as other UK local elections. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative Party gained overall control of the council.2011 Dover District Council election
Elections to Dover District Council in Kent, England were held on 5 May 2011. The whole council was up for election. The previous election for the District Council was held in May 2007.2015 Dover District Council election
The 2015 Dover District Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of the Dover District Council in Kent, England. It was held on the same day as other local elections. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council.2019 Dover District Council election
The 2019 Dover District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of the Dover District Council in Kent, England. It was held on the same day as other local elections. It was the first election to be held after boundary changes reduced the number of seats from 45 to 32. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council.Ash, Dover District
Ash is a village and civil parish in the Dover district of east Kent about three miles west of Sandwich.
The civil parish has a population of 2,767, increasing to 3,365 at the 2011 Census, and includes the villages of Ash, Westmarsh, Ware, Hoaden and Richborough. The Ash Level, by the River Stour, takes up the northern part of the parish.Dover
Dover () is a town and major ferry port in Kent, South East England. It faces France across the Strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the English Channel, and lies south-east of Canterbury and east of Maidstone. The town is the administrative centre of the Dover District and home of the Dover Calais ferry through the Port of Dover. The surrounding chalk cliffs are known as the White Cliffs of Dover.
Archaeological finds have revealed that the area has always been a focus for peoples entering and leaving Britain. The name derives from the River Dour that flows through it.
The Port of Dover provides much of the town's employment, as does tourism.Dover District Council elections
Dover District Council in Kent, England is elected every four years.Frogham, Kent
Frogham is a hamlet in the Dover District of East Kent, England, between Canterbury and Dover. It is located between the former coal mining village of Aylesham and Shepherdswell. It is near the site of the former Snowdown colliery. In published statistics, the population of the hamlet is included in the civil parish of Nonington.Grade II* listed buildings in Dover (district)
There are over 20,000 Grade II* listed buildings in England. This page is a list of these buildings in the district of Dover in Kent.Grade I listed buildings in Dover (district)
There are over 9,000 Grade I listed buildings in England. This page is a list of these buildings in the district of Dover in Kent.Hougham Without
Hougham Without is a civil parish between Dover and Folkestone in southeast England. The main settlements are the villages of Church Hougham and West Hougham, collectively known simply as "Hougham". Great Hougham Court Farm is located to the south of the two villages, near the Dover transmitting station. The Channel Tunnel runs underground just south of West Hougham and directly under both Church Hougham and the Farm.Preston-next-Wingham
Preston or Preston-next-Wingham is a civil parish and village in valley of the Little Stour in the Dover District of Kent, England. The village is on the B2076 secondary road. The parish includes the hamlet of Elmstone. The main river through the area is a tributary of the River Stour. The suffix 'next-Wingham' distinguishes the area from Preston-next-Faversham and the Domesday Book chronicled Preston as 'Prestetune;
In the 1870s, Preston-next-Wingham was described as:"A village and a parish in Eastry district, Kent. The village stands on a rising-ground, above the marshes of the Little Stour river, 1½mile S E of Grove-Ferry r. station, and 6¾ E N E of Canterbury; bears the name of Preston-street, and has apostal pillar-box under Wingham".Shepherdswell
Shepherdswell (also Sibertswold) is a village in the civil parish of Shepherdswell with Coldred, and the Dover District of Kent, England.Snowdown
Snowdown is a hamlet near Dover in Kent, England. It was the location of one of the four chief collieries of the Kent coalfield.The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Aylesham, Kent. As a result, Snowdown is served by Aylesham Parish Council. The District Authority is Dover District Council and the County Authority is Kent County Council.Swingate, Kent
Swingate is a village near Dover in Kent, England. The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Sutton.Wingham, Kent
Wingham is a village and civil parish in the Dover District of Kent, England. It is on the ancient coastal road, now the A257, from Richborough to London, close to Canterbury.Wootton, Kent
Wootton is a village in the civil parish of Denton with Wootton, and the Dover District of Kent, England.
The village is 7 miles (11 km) northwest from the channel port of Dover, and 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast from the county town of Maidstone. The major A2 London to Dover road is 1 mile (1.6 km) to the northeast. Denton, the other parish village, is 1 mile to the northwest.
Wootton was the birthplace of the mathematician and surveyor Leonard Digges, who some claim invented a functioning telescope some time between 1540 and 1559.
It once had a Baptist chapel, linked to the Eythorne Baptist Church group. The worldwide known Lydden Hill Race Circuit, the so-called "Home of Rallycross", is located near Wootton village. The civil parish is called Denton with Wootton.
Settlements in the Dover District of Kent
|Villages and hamlets|
|Isle of Wight|