The Cinque Port and Haven of

A Trust Port  Managed  by the Sandwich Port and Haven Commissioners under  ancient Acts of Parliament


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Sandwich in the 21st Century in pictures

The Salutation.  Designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Triple fronted it is a noted Arts and Crafts house of it’s time.

Gardens open all year.

Gift shop and cafe

Entrance at the eastern end of The Quay

What a story this wall could tell

The Haven in Pegwell Bay

To ‘inform’…  Under the 1925 Act Of Parliament - that set up the Sandwich Port and Haven Commission - the geographical limits were defined as being that amount of foreshore that covered on Mean High Water Springs extending from North Poulders Sluice downstream and out into Pegwell Bay, to the point where the tide falls to Mean Low Water Springs.  Effectively The High Water equates to a height of tide of 6.8 meters at Dover while the low water point is about 0.2 meters above chart datum.

Therefore the extent of the Haven responsibility is bounded by 51° 18 N, 001° 23,82 E and the northern shoreline around Pegwell Bay, pretty much up to the petrol station, the cliffs and the nature reserve.

Readers may be interested  to learn that the September 2016 sea level was 88 mm over what it should have been for here and the North Sea basin.  From web site ‘Earth Now’.

The Pegwell Bay limits of jurisdiction of the Sandwich Port and Haven as defined by the 1925 Act of Parliament.  Shown by the yellow outline.

Illustrated is the September 2016 buoyed course of the river

Illustration courtesy of Google Earth



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