A Market Town and seaport situated at the narrowest part of England from France. It is a place of great antiquity and was undoubtedly one of the Roman ports of this country. The harbour is not capable of receiving men of war and vessels of any considerable size can only come in and  go out at high water.

Text: Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales(1807)  by the Reverend J. Malham

Map: Section from Kent from A New and Correct English Atlas (1797) by  John Cary.

Engraving: Dover from The Beauties of England and Wales

Jane Austen References

The Letters

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 5th September 1796

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 24th August 1805

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 27th August 1805