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The Crispin Inn, Worth
Worth shown within Kent
|Population||992 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||South Thanet|
C.S. Forester's fictional naval hero Horatio Hornblower was born in the village of Worth, according to Hornblower's biographer Cyril Northcote Parkinson [see The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower (1970)], on 4 July 1776. His father was the local physician.
According to Parkinson (pg. 17), the name of the small village varied in the 18th Century from Word or Worde to Worth.
According to Parkinson (pg. 17) a farm called the Blue Pidgeons was central to the smuggling business at that time. There is today a Blue Pidgeon Inn in Worth. The Blue Pigeons recently (1 April 2011) won Channel Four's "Three in a Bed" as the best B&B.
According to Hasted Worth was an unhealthy parish, presumably on account of its marshy environment.
In the Gazetteer of the British Isles in 1887, John Bartholomew described Worth as coastal parish and village.
According to the 2011 UK Census, Worth had a population of 992.
- Bartholomew, John (1887). Gazetteer of the British Isles (1st ed.). Edinburgh: Bartholomew.
- "Worth, Kent: Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key National Statistics". Neighborhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
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