Monks Horton

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Monks Horton is a small civil parish in the Folkestone and Hythe district of Kent, England. It is located 3 miles (5 km) north of Hythe. Within the civil parish are the hamlets of Horton and Broad Street. The parish is governed by a parish meeting, rather than a parish council, because of its small size. The name comes from there having been a medieval priory built here.[1]

Mount Morris, Monks Horton, the Seat of Morris Drake Morris, Esq. Engraved by Johannes Kip after Thomas Badeslade, 1719.

The population of the parish in 2001 was 95.[2]


  1. ^ 'Houses of Cluniac monks: The priory of Monkshorton', in W. Page (ed.), A History of the County of Kent, Vol. 2 (VCH, London 1926), pp. 151-153 (British History Online accessed 23 October 2017).
  2. ^ 2001 Census

Coordinates: 51°7′13″N 1°1′15″E / 51.12028°N 1.02083°E / 51.12028; 1.02083