Sandgate, Kent

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Sandgate
Sandgate Castle.jpg
Sandgate Castle
Sandgate is located in Kent
Sandgate
Sandgate
 Sandgate shown within Kent
Population 4,225 (2001)
OS grid reference TR2035
Civil parish Sandgate
District Shepway
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FOLKESTONE
Postcode district CT20
Dialling code 01303
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Folkestone and Hythe
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Coordinates: 51°04′26″N 1°08′43″E / 51.074°N 1.1454°E / 51.074; 1.1454

Sandgate is a village in the Folkestone and Hythe Urban Area in the Shepway district of Kent, England. In 2004, the village re-acquired civil parish status.

The civil parish shares the boundaries of Folkestone Sandgate ward, at 2.17 km2 (0.84 sq mi). It had a population of 4,225 at the 2001 census.[1] It is the site of Sandgate Castle, a Device Fort. H.G. Wells lived at Spade House, and it was also the birthplace of comedian Hattie Jacques.

The Morcheeba song "The Sea" is written about the beachside bar 'Bar Vasa'. Sandgate Hotel appeared on the Channel 4 programme Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on 27 February 2006. Other pubs include The Ship Inn, The Providence Inne, The Clarendon Inn and The Royal Norfolk Hotel.

Sandgate was an urban district from 1894 to 1934 (having previously been part of Cheriton parish). It was added to Folkestone in 1934.

Sandgate has become known for Dave the Dolphin, seen out in the bay between Folkestone and Hythe.

Sandgate is the location of the Shorncliffe Redoubt, a Napoleonic era earthwork fort associated with Sir John Moore and the 95th Regiment of Foot, known as the 95th Rifles.

St Paul's Church lies next to the Saga building, which is built on the site of Enbrook House.

Sandgate Primary School lies on Coolinge Lane between the Folkestone School for Girls and Eversley College. The old school building is located in the village on Sandgate Road close to Spade House.

Folkestone Rowing Club is in Sandgate.

There are a number of pubs in Sandgate, including The Ship, The Providence Inne and The Earl of Clarendon.

Sandgate is also home to a bicycle and coffee shop which can be found at The Hub.

The Brisbane suburb with the same name is named after the town. There is also a Brisbane suburb called Shorncliffe, which is adjacent to Sandgate.

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