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1910 valuation survey
The Finance (1909-1910) Act The main object of the Finance Act was to tax the capital gain of property related to the site itself, but excluding gain from crops, buildings and improvements paid for by...
A coast survey by Deal pilots, 1841
On the 1st of July of 1841, Charles Millen a warden of the Cinque Ports pilots, was impatiently waiting for some Dover shipwrights to finish rigging and caulking the cutter Gem, newly built that year....
About East Kent History
East Kent History is a website managed by the Addelam History Research Group. The Addelam History Research Group was formed in August 2010 by members of two successful research projects on Upper Deal...
Access to history
This is a list of links to online resources that you may find useful, for both local and national resources. Suggestions for additional links are most welcome. When using information from sources it...
Addelam House
Over many centuries Deal has gone by various forms of name, such as Dola, Dale, Dele, Deele and Deale. It has been accepted that the name is descriptive of the low-lying situation of the area....
Admiral Keppel
This building is reputed to be one of the oldest public houses in Deal. It used to be surrounded by its own orchards with an adjoining farm. It is believed to have been re-named in 1779 after Admiral...
Alfred Baker Cutfield 1815-1863
Navy Surgeon and GP Born and living in Deal. Alfred Baker Cutfield was born in 1815 in Deal, Kent, the son of John Cutfield, a retired Surveying Master in the Royal Navy, and his second wife Ann. He...
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Articles
This section lists project articles based on group or individual project work.
Aspects of Lower Deal
Cobbett (a politician), Sept 1823 visit through Deal taken from his book 'Rural Rides': Deal is a most villainous place. It is full of filthy-looking people. Great desolation of abomination has been...
Blacksmiths in Deal
The trade of Blacksmithing mushroomed in the 19th Century as this table shows. Subsequently with the growth of mass production all types of iron-based products became cheaper and the Blacksmiths...
Books on Deal history
All of these titles are available in Deal Library Local Studies collection and some are on open shelves to borrow. There is another collection (ref DA1094) at the Templeman Library, University of Kent...
Boundaries and Walls
Whilst doing research on houses we have noticed after looking at plenty of maps and research in the field, that in general boundaries do not change. Also if there is a wall on the boundary to a...
Bowles, Valentine
The Ancestry of Valentine Bowles, Grocer of Deal Valentine Bowles settled in Deal in the mid 17th Century and became prominent in the early history of the town. He was a Grocer by trade and a member...
Brief History of Eastry Church
979 Saxon Church Edward I made over Palace and Manor in Eastry to Archbishop Dunstan and Priory of Christ Church Canterbury. End 11th Century. A new church was built by the Normans Surviving details:...
Church Path 1843 Tithe map
Tithe map extract courtesy of Canterbury Cathedral Archives. It was used extensively by the 2009-10 group in determining the facts about Church Path properties. The associated Schedule is at the Kent...
Church Path 1910 - 2010
This project was produced by the history group in 2009/2010. Some content is also contributed to the National Archives Your Archives as part of their Historical Streets Project. This project is now...
Coaches from Deal
LOCAL TRANSPORT from PIGOT'S DIRECTORY 1840 Pigot's Trade Directory is extremely useful in locating social history, being published over a number of years it charts the rise of trades of all types and...
Coal
Deal along with any other town or village in the land used coal as a fuel. We find references to it in some quite unlikely quarters, like a book of sketches and in the Orders of the Town Council....
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