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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 85; p. 95
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 110

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9th Sep 1835HistoryChrist ChurchColbran's Tunbridge Wells

The elegant structure intended to bear this designation is not yet finished though far advanced towards completion, and will probably be consecrated and opened for Divine Worship during the present Season, (1839.) It was built from the designs of R. P. Brown, Esq. of Greenwich; Messrs. Cole, Thorpe, and Scantlebury, being the builders. It will contain 1300 Sittings, nearly one half of which will be free. This building was erected partly by Subscription, and when finished, will cost upwards of £6000. The foundation stone was laid the 9th. of September, 1835.


1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsChrist ChurchColbran's Tunbridge Wells

1840HistoryEpiscopal ChapelColbran's Tunbridge Wells

On the rival hill, Mount Sion, is Cumberland House, formerly the residence of Richard Cumberland, Esq. whose fame as a dramatic writer, will outlive his reputation as a diplomatist. At Burlington House, now the residence of Mrs. Akers, lived Sir James Bland Burgess; and North Grove House, behind the new (intended) Episcopal Chapel, was occupied by Lord North. Descending the hill, on the left, is a new row of buildings, called Cumberland Gardens, and at the end is Cumberland Terrace, so named from its having been the favorite promenade of the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland. This terrace is pleasantly situated, and has some excellent lodging-houses. There are fields and gardens in front, the little stream that divides the Counties running between them; at the end, are the nursery grounds of Mr. Thomas Cripps, who has cultivated the rose to a high state of perfection.


26th Jun 1860Christ ChurchChrist Church, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonPrivate collection

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