Books about St Nicholas-at-Wade

There are not many books specifically about St Nicholas village, apart from Anneli Jones's "The Changing Face of St Nicholas-at-Wade" (a limited edition published privately in 1977: an updated version is under consideration), Richard Parker's "The Schools of St Nicholas-at-Wade, 1640-1957" (pub. Millbank 1957), and an unbelievably expensive reprint of Hasted's History of St. Nicholas at Wade (£146.99 for 24 pages, anyone?). Some older guides to Thanet do however contain lively descriptions of St Nicholas, as does A Victorian Cyclist: Rambling Through Kent in 1886. It is briefly mentioned in many books, e.g. an autobiography from the village blacksmith (who emigrated to Australia). There are also a few books about Birchington (see below) which may be of interest; Walker's "Ville of Birchington" in particular mentions "St Nicholas at Wode" (or "St Nicholas at Wood"), a local church which no longer exists, and whose name is apparently quite unconnected with "St Nicholas at Wade"!

Books about Birchington

There are three main books about Birchington's history, as described below. In addition to these, some other books have been published comparatively recently about more specific aspects of the village, e.g. its role during World War II. Many of these books are quite rare, but even if listed as 'unobtainable' on Amazon UK, you may well be able to find them via AbeBooks).


Barrett's History of the Ville of Birchington: table of contents

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  1. Name. British, Roman and Saxon History.
  2. Norman History. Church. A Dark Period.
  3. Earliest Records, 14th Century.
  4. Wills and Brasses, 15th Century.
  5. -- Ditto — 16th Century.
  6. Churchwardens' Book. Old Customs.
  7. Old Inhabitants. Wages. Registers.
  8. The Reformation.
  9. Reign Of Queen Elizabeth. Spanish Armada.
  10. 17th Century. Poor Books. Famine and Plague.
  11. Birchington and Dover. Vagrants.
  12. The Commonwealth. Vow and Covenant.
  13. Kidnapping of Henry Crispe (Bonjour).
  14. The Restoration. Extravagance. Taxes.
  15. William III.
  16. 18th Century. Sale Of Quex. Crispe Charity.
  17. Lord Holland. Smuggling. Signatures.
  18. 19th Century. Census. Prize Fighting. Gipsy King.
  19. Modern Times. Queen's Jubilee.
  20. The Church and Churchyard. Rosetti.
  21. Vicars, Rectors, Ministers, Parish Officials, M.Ps.
  22. Bells.
  23. Church Lands.
  24. Manors. Charities. Clock.

Barrett's History of the Ville of Birchington: index

Acoll
Agreement
Alcock, Rev. J. P.
Alehouse, the
Altars
Anabaptists
Apprentices
Assessments
Ayling, Rev. John
Ballot
Bay Estate
Beacon
Beer
Bequests
Books
Brawling
Briefs and Passes
Brokeman's
Brooks End
Bungalows
Burials
Butts
Buying a husband
Cage
Camp
Candles
Casaubon, Dr. Meric
Chair of State
Chancel
Charities
Chapels
Chimney piece
Chimney tax
Church goods
-- house, etc.
-- lands
-- plate
Churchwardens
-- and other accounts
Churchyard
Clock
Coins and Coinage
Clerk
Commissioners
Communion cloth
-- rails
-- table
Crispe, Henry (Regulus)
-- — (Sir)
-- — (Bonjour)
-- John and Agnes
-- John and Alys
-- Lady Anna
-- Sir John
-- Sir Nicholas
Lady Thomasina
Culmer, Rev. Richard
Customs, old
Delinquents
Deputy, the
Doctor, the
Dogwhipper
Dover
Drinking
Epple Bay
Famine
Fire of London
Flower Show
Font
Fox, Rev. J. Kirkham
Friends, the
Ghost
Gifts
Gipsy-King
Gore-end
Heynes, Rev. John
Hocktide
Holland, Lord
Hour glass
Incense
Images and Judas
Inquests
Inventories
Jubilee
King's Arms
Law suit
Leases
Lendall, Capt.
Longevity
Maps
Marriage tax
Maypole
Measures
Medallions
Militia
Ministers
Monkton
Monuments
Names
Neames, the
Obits
Offenders
Organ
Oven
Parkers, the
Parish Meetings
Parish Officers
Peace
Philosopher, Laughing
Plague
Poll tax
Poor books
Poor laws
Poors' house
Porch, Church
Population
Powell, John Powell
Presentments
Prices of goods
Prize fight
Pulpit
Puzzles
Quakers
Queks, the
Quex Park and Mansion
Ratepayers
Reculver Stone
Rectors
Registers
Relics
Ringing
Ringsloe
Rosetti Dante
Roads
Roodloft
Running the bounds
Rushbearing
Sackett's Hoy
Sad News from Kent
St. Paul's Cathedral
Schools
Scott, Dr.
Seedmill
Sepulchre
Sessions
Settlement Act
Skottestone
Signatures
Smuggling
Spicer, Rev. John
Sponsors
Spanish Armada
Steeple, Church
Stephen de Byrchyngton
Stiles and Stocks
Stancombe, Rev.
Surplices
Sundial
Taddys, the
Tin money
Tithes
Tobacco
Tye, Rev. W.
Tombstones and graves
Vermin
Vestry book
Warrant
Wages
William III.
Windows
Window tax
Woodchurch
Woollen burial

Walker's Ville of Birchington: table of contents


How Birchington got its name
Pre-historic Birchington
The Records of Birchington
Birchington as a Non-Corporate Limb of the Cinque Port of Dover
The Ancient Port of Gore-End and Minnis Bay
Quex and its Owners
The Kidnapping of Henry Crispe, Esq., of Quekes
Birchington part of the Manor of Monkton
The Churches and Chapels of Birchington
The Quakers in Birchington
The Coming of the King to Quex
The Cage, the Stocks and the Whipping Post
The Maypole
The Wax House in Birchington
How the Plague hit Birchington
How Birchington cared for its Poor
The Birchington Workhouse, the Poor's House, the Almshouses
Some old Taxes of Birchington
Vermin and its destruction in the Vill of Birchington
The Agricultural Riots of 1830 — A Birchington Woman sentenced to be transported
The Birchington Schools
The Story of the Church Clock
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti and Birchington
Smugglers and Coastguards in Birchington
The Bounds of the Parish and the Beating of the Bounds
The Old Roads and Trackways of Birchington
The Old Birchington Institute — The Village Centre of One Hundred years ago
The Story of Birchington's Dog Acre
The Story of the Fountain in the Square
The Railways of Birchington
Some Interesting Houses in Birchington
The Bungalows of Birchington
The Birchington with Acol Charities
Birchington in the Mid 19th Century — Extracts from the Autobiography of Mr. James Pointer
The Church of St. Nicholas at Wode — Woodchurch
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