THE HUNDRED OF WESTGATE
Reculver church, in the Isle of Thanet
LIES the next eastward from that of Whitstaple
last-described, being called in the survey of Domesday, Estursete, when it belonged to the see of Canterbury. In the 7th year of king Edward I. it was called
by its present name of Westgate.
IT CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS THE PARISHES OF
3. MILTON near Canterbnry.
4. Sr. DUNSTANS; and
5. ST. STEPHENS, alias
And the churches of those parishes, and likewise part of the parishes of ST. ALPHAGE, ST. MARY NORTHGATE, and of
WESTGATE, in Canterbury, the churches of which are within
the jurisdiction of the county of the city of Canterbury.
This hundred has likewise within its jurisdiction,
the ville of the borough of Staplegate, and of the
Archbishop's Palace, in Canterbury, and the borough
of Harwich, in Whitstaple; all three antient members of it, and of late times added to it for the sake
of the distribution of justice, the levying of public
taxes, and the support of the poor within them, the
several detached districts following, viz. the ville of
the hundred of Westgate, alias Dunkirk, formerly
the forest of Bleane, the districts of St. Nicholas's
hospital, and the Mint, in Harbledowne, of the castle
of Canterbury, of Eastbridge hospital, the Black
Friars, and the White Friars, all in Canterbury,
which before the reformation were exempt jurisdictions. And it had within it in antient time, the borough of St. Martin, and the manor of Caldicot, near
Canterbury, and till of late years, the ville of Christchurch, in Canterbury, which is now separated from
it, and esteemed an exempt jurisdiction.