Worth, Kent

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The Crispin Inn, Worth.jpg
The Crispin Inn, Worth
Worth is located in Kent
 Worth shown within Kent
Population 992 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference TR336561
District Dover
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEAL
Postcode district CT14
Dialling code 01304
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament South Thanet
List of places

Coordinates: 51°15′23″N 1°20′50″E / 51.2563°N 1.3472°E / 51.2563; 1.3472

Worth Church, Worth, Kent.
Total population of the civil parish of Worth in the county of Kent, between the years of 1801 and 2011.
A map of Worth from 19th century Ordnance Survey
A map of Worth from 20th century Ordnance Survey
Female employment type in Worth 1881
Male employment type in Worth 1881

Worth is a small village situated near Sandwich, Kent, England. It has two public houses, a church, and a school.

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.[1]

According to the 2011 UK Census, Worth had a population of 992.[2]


  1. ^ Bartholomew, John (1887). Gazetteer of the British Isles (1st ed.). Edinburgh: Bartholomew. 
  2. ^ "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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