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PublishedTitle, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 265
1810Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Paul Amsinck and Letitia Byrnep. 75
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 162
1832Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate by John Britton, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 142
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 280
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 143
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 99
1904Highways and Byways in Sussex by E.V. Lucas ⇒ p. 400
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 95
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 253
1938A Buckhurst Diary by Henry Cheal ⇒ p. 392

Historical records

1596Occupation Keeper of the Little Park of BuckhurstAndrew SackvilleBuckhurst House [als Stoneland Lodge]Buckhurst Terrier

c 1597Stonelande Parck, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierThe Lodge

1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuStonland parkJan Blaeu

c 1724Withyham, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenStoneland Park

1743HistoryBuckhurstSutton's Historical Notes
The oldest portion of the present house [Buckhurst] - the house-keeper's room, the long passge, and old kitchen, etc - dates back to 1743, which is the date on the stack pipe near one of the new towers.

1783South View of Viscount Sackville's house at StonelandSouth View of Viscount Sackville's house at Stoneland, watercolour (18 x 26 cm) painted by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artist© British Library Board - Shelfmark: Additional MS 5671, Item number: f. 9 (no. 12)

1785Buckhurst House [als Stoneland Lodge]Sutton's Historical Notes
In a drawing dated 1785, it is called Stoneland House, and the entrance is something like the present; but the remainder of the building, although gabled, is very different.

1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryStoneland ParkJohn Cary
John Cary, apprenticed to William Palmer in 1770, went into business in 1783 as a publisher of maps, plans and road-books. He was highly successful and is referred to as the founder of the modern English School of Cartography by H.G. Fordham

c 1795North of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamStoneland Park

1809StonelandStoneland, Withyham by Paul Amsinck & engraved by Letitia ByrneLetitia ByrneAmsinck's Tunbridge Wells
1827BirthMary Pollard

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham ParishJames MairBuckhurst1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham ParishGeorge DennisBuckhurst1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr

1838CensusHead; occupation GardenerThomas WilsonBuckhurst1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex

1838CensusHead; widowed; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: gate keeperMrs GodsmarkBuckhurst Gate1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr; receives from Earl De La Warr 2s 6d per week and from the Releiving Officer 1s and 1 gallon of flour
1838CensusChild Godsmark
1838CensusChild Godsmark
1838CensusGranddaughterGranddaughter Godsmark

1840Buckhurst ParkBuckhurst Park, Withyham by R. W. SmartColbran's Tunbridge Wells

6th Jun 1841CensusMiles Newman, M, Head, age 56; occupation CarpenterMiles NewmanBuckhurst Park House1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Groves, M, age 66, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Groves
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Ann Swan, F, age 25 to 29; occupation ServantMary Ann Swan
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Heslop, F, age 65 to 69; occupation: servantMary Heslop

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Wilson, M, Head, age 40 to 44; occupation GardenerThomas WilsonGarden House, Buckhurst Park1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Wilson, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49Sarah Wilson
6th Jun 1841CensusEliza Wilson, F, [Daughter], age 16Eliza Wilson
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Wilson, F, [Daughter], age 11Elizabeth Wilson
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Wilson, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexThomas Wilson
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Young, M, age 25 to 29; occupation GardenerThomas Young

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Peer of the RealmGeorge John Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La WarrBuckhurst1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWife; occupation PeeressLady Elizabeth Sackville-West [Sackville], Countess De La Warr
30th Mar 1851CensusSonHon. William Edward Sackville-West
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterLady Arabella Diana Sackville-West
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: nurseMary Haslop
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; widowed; occupation HousekeeperCaroline Young
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation HousemaidCatherine Watkins
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: groomJohn Lovelock
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Lady'S MaidSarah Mallett
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation Queens Maid Of HonourMary F. Seymour
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitorLady Georgina Bathurst
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: steward's room boyHenry Holmes
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation FootmanJames Meir
30th Mar 1851CensusHousemaidAnn Hewit
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: nursery maidElizabeth Cole
30th Mar 1851CensusServant, occupation: lady's maidHarriett Colbran
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation KitchenMaidMary A. Roader
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: groomHenry Hills
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; widowed; occupation Lady'S MaidHannah Warburton
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: stillroom maidSarah A. Holmes
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Under ButlerWilliam Salmon
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: cookJane Brown
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: butlerWilliam Lozer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GardenerThomas WilsonBuckhurst Gardens1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSarah Wilson
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterElizabeth S Wilson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: millerJohn Homewood, millerDairy House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Ann Homewood
30th Mar 1851CensusBrother; occupation: millerHenry Homewood, miller
30th Mar 1851CensusNurse; occupation: nurseHannah Harding [Hemsley]
30th Mar 1851CensusNiece; occupation: house servantAnn Brooker
30th Mar 1851CensusApprentice; occupation Miller's apprenticeLuther Page

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation CarpenterMiles NewmanDairy House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Newman
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, blindSarah H Newman

1867Directory entryDe La Warr The Right Hon. Earl, Buckhurst parkBuckhurst parkPost Office Directory
Buckhurst Park, the residence of the Earl and Countess De La Warr, forms a beautiful feature in the picturesque scenery in this parish the mansion is in the Elizabethan and Tudor styles

1874Directory entryDe La Warr Earl, Buckhurst parkBuckhurst parkPost Office Directory
Buckhurst Park, the seat of the Earl De La Warr, forms a beautiful feature in the picturesque scenery in this parish: the mansion is in the Ellzabethan and Tudor styles. Earl De La Warr is lord of the manor and chief landowner.

c 1875Buckhurst, Balls Green, St Mary's & St Michael's, Hartfield & Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBuckhurst Park

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Gregory, M, Head, married, age 44, born Shropshire; occupation: land agentAlfred Gregory, land agentBuckhurst Park1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Gregory, F, Wife, married, age 45, born YorkshireJane Gregory
3rd Apr 1881CensusCatherine Beavis, F, Visitor, single, age 23, born LondonCatherine Beavis
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Bate, M, Visitor, single, age 21, born WorcestershireEdward Bate
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllin Avis, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Withyham; occupation: cookEllin Avis
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Avis, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Withyham; occupation: housemaidLouisa Twiner [Avis]
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jane Avis, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Withyham; occupation: housemaidMary Jane Avis

3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah Bradley, F, Wife Head, married, age 39, born KentHannah BradleyBuckhurst Park1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Jno. Bradley, M, Son, age 10, born Sevenoaks, occupation: scholarEdward Junior Bradley
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Bradley, M, Son, age 8, born Sevenoaks, occupation: scholarHenry Bradley
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Bradley, M, Son, age 4, born WithyhamFrank Bradley

1882Directory entryDe la Warr Earl, 60 Grosvenor street w. & Carlton & White's clubs, London s.w; and Buckhurst ParkBuckhurst ParkKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryGregory Alfred, agent to Earl De la Warr, BuckhurstBuckhurstKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Dadswell, F, Head, widowed, age 54, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Dadswell, housekeeperBuckhurst1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusLillie Olding, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Berkeley, France; occupation: HousemaidLillie Olding
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge F Pryke, M, Servant, married, age 50, born Willsham, Suffolk; occupation: CoachmanGeorge F Pryke
5th Apr 1891CensusEmma A Pryke, F, Visitor, single, age 23, born Richmond, Surrey; handicap: DeafEmma A Pryke

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn F Herritt, M, Head, married, age 56, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: gardenerJohn F Herritt, gardenerGardeners Cottage1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary A Herritt, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Withyham, SussexMary A Herritt
5th Apr 1891CensusEmma Herritt, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: cookEmma Herritt
5th Apr 1891CensusAnn E Herritt, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: cookAnn E Herritt
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Herritt, M, Son, single, age 17, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: gardenerGeorge Herritt

5th Apr 1891CensusAmos Twiner, M, Head, married, age 49, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: CarpenterAmos TwinerCarpenters Cottage1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Twiner, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Withyham, SussexSarah Twiner [Thorpe]
5th Apr 1891CensusEmma Twiner, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Withyham, SussexEmma Twiner
5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Twiner, M, Son, single, age 14, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: ScholarErnest Twiner
5th Apr 1891CensusHarriet Twiner, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: ScholarHarriet Twiner
5th Apr 1891CensusEthel H Twiner, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: ScholarEthel Hester Twiner
5th Apr 1891CensusFrank Twiner, M, Son, single, age 5, born Withyham, SussexFrank Twiner
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah A Twiner, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born Withyham, SussexSarah Ann Twiner

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Holmes, M, Head, married, age 45, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: parkkeeperWilliam Holmes, parkkeeperBuckhurst Lodge1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Holmes, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Withyham, SussexSarah Holmes
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur Vonsden, M, Nephew, single, age 15, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: farm labourerArthur Vonsden
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Martin, F, Visitor, single, age 38, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: CookEmily Martin

5th Apr 1891CensusJoseph Akehurst, M, Head, married, age 81, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: PensionerJoseph Akehurst, farm labourerBuckhurst Park1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Akehurst, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Withyham, SussexMary Akehurst [Avis]

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Mepham, M, Head, married, age 50, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: WoodsmanJames MephamBuckhurst Park1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusHarriet Mepham, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: LaundressHarriet Mepham [Smithers]
5th Apr 1891CensusPeter Mepham, M, Son, single, age 21, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerPeter Mepham
5th Apr 1891CensusEphraim Mepham, M, Son, single, age 18, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerEphraim Mepham
5th Apr 1891CensusEbenezer Mepham, M, Son, single, age 12, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: ScholarEbenezer Mepham
5th Apr 1891CensusJesse Mepham, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: ScholarJesse Mepham

c 1900BuckhurstBuckhurst, Withyham photographed by G. GlanvilleSutton's Historical Notes

1910Lake Front at BuckhurstLake Front at Buckhurst, WithyhamPrivate collection

1913The Hollies, near Buckhurst ParkThe Hollies, near Buckhurst Park, WithyhamPrivate collection

1914BuckhurstBuckhurst, WithyhamPrivate collection

1920BuckhurstBuckhurst, Withyham photographed by H. Camburn, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1925Buckhurst LakeBuckhurst Lake, Withyham photographed by H. Camburn, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1938BuckhurstBuckhurst, WithyhamA Buckhurst Diary
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