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


Thanet, ISLE OF, forming the N.E. corner of Kent, is now an Island in name only, being separated from the rest of the county by the Stour, and a brook which represents the ancient Wansum channel. It has the sea on the N. and E., and Pegwell Bay on the S., and its dimensions are 9 miles E. to W., and 5 from N. to S. It contains the well-known watering-places Margate and Ramsgate, and at the North Foreland is a celebrated 19 ouse.