Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hythe, a municipal and parliamentary borough and watering-place of Kent, one of the old Cinque Ports, now half a mile from the sea, on a branch line of the South Eastern Railway. The fine church clediceeted to St. Leonard, late Norman and Early English, has been handsomely restored.

It stands on the slope of the steep hill which rises behind the long street of which the town mainly consists. The parliamentary borough includes Folkestone, which is five miles to the cast; a Government school for training instructors in musketry and marksmen was founded in 1854, when fine baths were built; a noble avenue of wych-elms leads from the town to the sea-wall and parade, which extend to Sandgate.