"the road between Deal and Gravesend"
Deal (c. 1890-1900)
Public DomainDeal (c. 1890-1900) - Credit: Detroit Publishing Co.

Deal is a town in Kent, England. It is situated on the English Channel, eight miles north-east of Dover and about forty-four miles from Gravesend.

Named a 'limb port' of the Cinque Ports in 1278, Deal was for a time the busiest port in England. By the Victorian era it had become a popular seaside resort.