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Hythe

(hīth), town (1991 pop. 13,118), Kent, SE England. A summer resort and market town, it was one of the Cinque PortsCinque Ports
[O. Fr.,=five ports], name applied to an association of maritime towns in Sussex and Kent, SE England. They originally numbered five: Hastings, Romney (now New Romney), Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich. The association was informally organized in the 11th cent.
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 until shingle drift lowered its value. Nearby Saltwood Castle, once the property of the archbishops of Canterbury, is supposed to have been the scene of the plotting of the murder (1170) of Thomas à Becket. The town was raided by Napoleon's troops. At Hythe is the School of Small Arms.
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