Families & History of Deal & Walmer

King Street2019-08-23T14:38:41+00:00

King Street ~ Whetstone Street


King Street, until about 1804, was known as Whetstone Street.
A Nicholas Whetstone had leased a tenement there from the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1679.
As Deal’s Postmaster it was his job to light fires on the beach as a signal to ships to send their boats to collect despatches. It is quite possible that the street then became known by his name.

Kent. (2019, June 28). OpenStreetMap Wiki,
from http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Kent&oldid=1319232.