Hythe

/huydh/, n.
a town in E Kent, in SE England: one of the Cinque Ports. 11,949.

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      town (parish), Shepway district, administrative and historic county of Kent, England, on the English Channel coast at the eastern end of Romney Marsh and on the Royal Military Canal. (The canal was built as a defensive moat when Napoleon threatened invasion of Britain.) The old town lies on the hillside inland from the canal, and the modern town, a seaside resort, lies between the canal and the coast. When the mouth of the River Rother was blocked and diverted eastward by shingle, the medieval port of Hythe replaced the Roman Portus Lemanis, where Lympne and West Hythe now stand, 2 miles (3 km) west of Hythe. Lympne Church has a Norman tower built with Roman material. Hythe (“Landing Place”) was a port already in Saxon times, and its royal charter of 1205 confirmed earlier privileges. The port flourished for a time as one of the original Cinque Ports, but it declined as the shingle drift encroached further. The town also suffered from French raids. Pop. (2001) 14,170.

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  • Hythe — Hythe, n. A small haven. See {Hithe}. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hythe — Hythe, Hafenstadt der Südostküste der englischen Grafschaft Kent an der Straße von Dover (Pas de Calais) u. der Eisenbahn von London nach Dover; früher wichtiger Seeplatz (Überfahrt nach Frankreich), Hafen durch Forts geschützt, in neuerer Zeit… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hythe — (spr. haidh), alte Stadt (municipal borough) in der engl. Grafschaft Kent, am östlichen Ende der Marsch von Romney (s. d.), einer der sogen. Cinque Ports (s. d.), aber jetzt durch einen Kieselstrand vom Meer abgeschnitten, hat eine alte Kirche im …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hythe — (spr. heith), Stadt in der engl. Grafsch. Kent, einer der Cinque Ports, (1901) 5557 E.; Hauptschießschule des engl. Heers; Hafen versandet …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hythe — 51.0721722222221.0881166666667 Koordinaten: 51° 4′ N, 1° 5′ O …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hythe — There are several places named Hythe: *In England: **Hythe, Kent (a town near Folkestone) **Hythe, Hampshire (a village near Southampton) **Hythe, Essex (part of Colchester) **Hythe End (a village, now part of Staines)*In Canada: **Hythe, Alberta …   Wikipedia

  • Hythe — 1 Original name in latin Hythe Name in other language Hythe, Hythe i Kent, Khajt, Khit, Хайт, Хит State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 51.0715 latitude 1.08421 altitude 8 Population 14170 Date 2013 07 11 2 Original name in latin… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Hythe — /huydh/, n. a town in E Kent, in SE England: one of the Cinque Ports. 11,949. * * * hythe same as ↑hithe * * * hythe variant spelling of hithe, harbour …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hythe — A port, or little haven (Egham Hythe, Queenhithe) …   Medieval glossary

  • Hythe — noun A coastal town in Somerset, England …   Wiktionary

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