Hithe (sic) a little farther westward than Folkestone, formerly one of the principal Cinque-ports, has fallen into decline from the filling up of its harbour. It still, however, retains the privilege of sending two representatives to parliament.

Text: England Described etc (1818) by John Aiken M.D.

Map: Section from Kent by John Cary

Jane Austen References

Letter to Cassandra Austen dated 5th september 1796