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History of Tankerton

Tankerton was once known as 'Tankerton-on-Sea', although, it later became a suburb of Whitstable.

One of the intriguing features of
Tankerton's beach is the shingle bank known as The Street. It had been assumed this was the remains of a Roman road built on land that has since surrendered to the sea. However, a more plausible suggestion is that it is all that remains of a medieval town called Graystone. Certainly, the shingle all the way along the beach contains fragments of tile and other bits of building debris.