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1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 84

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1829HistoryCalverley Park GardensColbran's Tunbridge Wells

[Starting in 1829] the most important alterations were commenced that the Wells had yet seen. These were made on the Calverley Estate which is the property of John Ward, Esq. of Holwood, in the County of Kent. This gentleman having purchased the Calverley and other considerable property adjoining it, … determined upon erecting a number of edifices suitable to the reception of genteel families; and simultaneously with the larger buildings, a number of shops, &c. in their immediate neighbourhood, so that the residents upon this estate might enjoy the same advantages as those who lived nearer the Springs. In the autumn of 1828, this extensive undertaking was commenced from the designs of Decimus Burton, Esq. the eminent Architect of Spring Garden, London; the Messrs. Bramah, of Pimlico, having taken the ground necessary for the purpose, on a building lease. As these buildings progressed, it was evident that a new town was springing up - villas, a terrace, a parade, rows of shops, &c. soon began to develope themselves, and advanced steadily to completion.

Calverley Park comprises 26 acres, adjoining to and overlooking 20 acres of meadow and pleasure grounds in front of the Hotel, and contains twenty-four villas, chiefly of the Italian and Grecian style of architecture. The elegant appearance of these buildings attracts attention and excites admiration; and the views from the Park are at once extensive, diversified, and beautiful; equal, if not superior, to any at the Wells.

At the north west side of the park, is Calverley Promenade, built in the form of a crescent. This row of buildings (seventeen in number) was originally intended for shops, but within the last two years several of them have been converted into dwelling-houses. At one end of the promenade there are Shampooing and Vapour Baths; in the centre, a Library, Reading Room, &c., opposite to which is a Fountain, and beyond that a temporary Orchestra has been erected, where, in the season, a band is stationed to amuse the company. Immediately adjacent to the promenade is the Calverley Hotel, which has been recently finished; the accommodations here are of the first-rate description, and the situation in which it is placed, commanding as it does an uninterrupted view over delightful scenery, renders it one of the most charming spots in the country.

On the opposite side of the road from the Hotel is Calverley Terrace, consisting of four double Villas with pleasure grounds in front and gardens behind, communicating with the stables, coach-houses, &c. Calverley Parade, immediately adjoining, is a range of twelve houses (which were the first built) on a similar scale to those of the terrace, but smaller; and at the back of these are the Calverley Mews, which afford extensive accommodation for horses and carriages, independent of those which are attached to the houses on the terrace and parade. A short distance from the latter, is an excellent Commercial and Family Hotel, called the Camden; next to which is a Market House, one of the most elegant buildings in Tunbridge Wells. … On a line with this is Calverley Place consisting of twelve houses and shops


1830 to 1840HistoryCalverley Nursery GroundsColbran's Tunbridge Wells

Opposite one of the entrances to the Park is Baston Cottage, an elegant building in the Gothic stile of architecture. It is the property of Decimus Burton, Esq. There are some extensive pleasure grounds here, which are laid out with great taste. Immediately adjacent to Baston cottage, are the Calverley Nursery Grounds, in the occupation of Mr. William Piper, which always afford a most delightful lounge to visitors, and are well worth seeing. The building of the new town appeared to act as a powerful stimulus, for while this was going on the Windmill Fields in the neighbourhood of Calverley were covered with cottages, and much of the adjoining land was also built upon. Several detached villas have been erected, as well as a row of houses, called Park View, pleasantly situated, which command an extensive prospect. Adjoining these is Grove Hill comprising a number of genteel residences and first-rate lodging-houses, which are eagerly sought after during the season.


1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsCalverley Nursery GroundsColbran's Tunbridge Wells

c 1875Churchill's Calverley Hotel with the Park and Pleasure GardensChurchill's Calverley Hotel with the Park and Pleasure Gardens, Tunbridge Wells drawn by C. J. Dodd and engraved by J. T. WedgwoodCalverley Park GardensPrivate collection

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn G. Smith, M, Head, married, age 54, born Chelsea, Middlesex; occupation Gold lace manufacturerJohn G. Smith2 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Fulham, MiddlesexSarah Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusSidney B. Smith, M, Son, single, age 25, born Notting Hill, Middlesex; occupation Member of the London Stock ExchangeSidney B. Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur C. Smith, M, Son, age 6, born Notting Hill, MiddlesexArthur C. Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaude E. Robinson, F, Niece, single, age 20, born Idmiston, WiltshireMaude E. Robinson
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Pratt, F, Servant, single, age 25, born East Hackney, Cambridge; occupation ServantSarah Pratt
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes G. Richardson, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation CookAgnes G. Richardson
3rd Apr 1881CensusRomula Richardson, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Orpington, Kent; occupation HousemaidRomula Richardson

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Broadwood, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born London, occupation: annuitantFrances Broadwood, annuitant4 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhilip Morters, M, Servant, single, age 38, born Mundesley, Norfolk; occupation ButlerPhilip Morters
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Freedy, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Ditton, Surrey; occupation: footmanHenry Freedy
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Feriner, F, Servant, single, age 54, born Rusthall, Kent; occupation: lady's maidAnnie Feriner
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Hibbs, F, Servant, single, age 61, born S hampton, Hampshire; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Hibbs
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Nawland, F, Servant, single, age 29, born (British Subject), India; occupation NurseEllen Nawland
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Towner, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: servantSarah Towner
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary J. Bunell, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Hurst Green, Kent, occupation: servantMary J. Bunell
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmelia Fleet, F, Servant, single, age 17, born T Wells, Kent; occupation: servantAmelia Fleet

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Bankworth, F, Head, single, age 50, born Hull, occupation: annuitantMary Bankworth, annuitant6 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Payne, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ServantSarah Payne
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmy Ellis, F, Servant, widowed, age 45, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: servantAmy Ellis
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Poulton, M, Servant, married, age 46, born Dursley; occupation CoachmanThomas Poulton

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Kinleside, M, Head, single, age 41, born Carrapore, East Indies; occupation: clergymanRobert Kinleside, clergyman8 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Lethaby, F, Servant, single, age 50, born South Moulton, Devon; occupation: cookEliza Lethaby
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Collins, F, Servant, single, age 44, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: housemaidJane Collins
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Allen, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: housemaidAlice Allen
3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Pearson, M, Servant, single, age 26, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation GroomSamuel Pearson

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames D. Bourdillon, M, Head, married, age 70, born Fenstanton, Huntingdon, occupation: annuitantJames D. Bourdillon, annuitant10 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne J. Bourdillon, F, Wife, married, age 62, born IrelandAnne J. Bourdillon
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank W. Bourdillon, M, Son, single, age 29, born India, occupation: coffee planterFrank W. Bourdillon
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Bourdillon, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born IndiaCharlotte Bourdillon
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Bourdillon, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born IndiaEmily Bourdillon
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Smith, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Eastingdon, Gloucester; occupation ServantEliza Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusRose H. Walter, F, Servant, single, age 27, born T Wells, Kent; occupation ServantRose H. Walter
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Matlock, F, Servant, single, age 31, born Martock, Somerset; occupation ServantMary Matlock

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlexander B. Campbell, M, Head, married, age 83, born Dublin; occupation: clergymanAlexander B. Campbell, clergyman12 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargaret Campbell, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Iver, BuckinghamMargaret Campbell
3rd Apr 1881CensusKatherine Campbell, F, Niece, single, age 18, born DublinKatherine Campbell
3rd Apr 1881CensusLucy Turner, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Orpington, Kent; occupation CookLucy Turner
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Roach, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Hawkenbury, Kent; occupation ServantCaroline Roach
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Walton, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Orpington, Kent; occupation ServantLouisa Walton

3rd Apr 1881CensusKatharine C. Christy, F, Head, widowed, age 65, born Farrington, Berkshire; occupation: annuitantKatharine C. Christy, annuitant14 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Chamberlain, M, Servant, married, age 36, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation: servantJoseph Chamberlain
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Chamberlain, F, Servant, married, age 36, born Brixton, Surrey; occupation: servantElizabeth Chamberlain
3rd Apr 1881CensusJosephine S. Chamberlain, F, Servant, age 1, born Tun Wells, KentJosephine S. Chamberlain
3rd Apr 1881CensusIsabel Mitchell, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Sou Fleet, Kent; occupation Lady's maidIsabel Mitchell
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Muzzell, F, Servant, married, age 31, born Middlesex; occupation HousemaidEmily Muzzell
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Cumplen, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Dogmersfield, Hampshire; occupation: kitchenmaidAnnie Cumplen
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick O. Smart, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Oakham, Rutland; occupation FootmanFrederick O. Smart

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick W. Curteis, M, Head, married, age 66, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation: magistrateFrederick W. Curteis, magistrate16 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria L. Curteis, F, Wife, married, age 42, born LondonMaria L. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa E. Curteis, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Corsetey, WiltshireLouisa E. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusMabel E. Curteis, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born T Wells, KentMabel E. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargaret R. Curteis, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born T Wells, KentMargaret R. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily B. Curteis, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born T Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarEmily B. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry A. Curteis, M, Son, single, age 14, born T Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry A. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusJanet A. Curteis, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born T Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarJanet A. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusClaud S. Curteis, M, Son, age 5, born T Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarClaud S. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusConstance M. Curteis, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Mark, SussexConstance M. Curteis
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice M. Mercer, F, Visitor, single, age 31, born Ashford, KentAlice M. Mercer
3rd Apr 1881CensusCatherine Stone, F, Servant, single, age 48, born Newhaven, Sussex; occupation ServantCatherine Stone
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth A. Moore, F, Servant, single, age 43, born Foxglen, Cheshire; occupation ServantElizabeth A. Moore
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Tearall, M, Servant, widowed, age 35; occupation ButlerThomas Tearall
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargarita E. Kelaas, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Trincomalee, Ceylon; occupation: governessMargarita E. Kelaas
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth A. Gee, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Cambridge; occupation: servantElizabeth A. Gee
3rd Apr 1881CensusRose Buley, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: servantRose Buley
3rd Apr 1881CensusKezia Baker, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Wootton, Kent; occupation: servantKezia Baker
3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah Jarman, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: servantHannah Jarman
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet Saunders, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation ServantHarriet Saunders
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny E. Peddlesden, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation ServantFanny E. Piddlesden
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles C. Davey, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Henfield, Sussex; occupation: footmanCharles C. Davey

3rd Apr 1881CensusJennetta C. Hull, F, Head, widowed, age 81, born Scotland; occupation: private income from dividendsJennetta C. Hull, private income from dividends11 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargaret Murray, F, Servant, single, age 41, born Scotland; occupation Lady's maidMargaret Murray
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Snaley, F, Servant, single, age 46, born Hemel Hempstead, Hertford; occupation CookEllen Snaley
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Snaley, F, Servant, single, age 38, born Abbots Langley, Hertford; occupation HousemaidEmma Snaley
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Baldock, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex, occupation: kitchenmaidJane Baldock

3rd Apr 1881CensusHugh Vans. Hathorn, M, Head, widowed, age 76, born Bruns Square, London; occupation: late Bengal judgeHugh Vans. Hathorn, Bengal judge9 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane V. Hathorn, F, Sister in law, age 25, born EdinburghJane V. Hathorn
3rd Apr 1881CensusRuth Hathorn, F, Granddaughter, single, age 58, born Bath, SomersetRuth Hathorn
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Reid, F, Servant, single, age 45, born Carlisle Rockcliffe; occupation NurseElizabeth Reid
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet Holmes, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Ash, Norfolk; occupation: domestic servantHarriet Holmes
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Holmes, F, Servant, single, age 31, born Ash, Norfolk; occupation: domestic servantEmma Holmes
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes Brown, F, Servant, single, age 31, born St James, London; occupation: domestic servantAgnes Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Arnold, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Ticehurst, Kent; occupation: domestic servantFanny Arnold

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge P. Smith, M, Head, married, age 61, born Oundle, Northampton; occupation J P D L (Herefordshire)George P. Smith7 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha P. Smith, F, Wife, married, age 58, born LondonMartha P. Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusBridget P. Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 34, born LondonBridget P. Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen P. Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born Oundle, NorthamptonEllen P. Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Oundle, NorthamptonEdith Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusDora Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born HerefordDora Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusEthel Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born HerefordEthel Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusEvelina Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born HerefordEvelina Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusJulia Collins, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Brenchly, Kent; occupation: domestic servantJulia Collins
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Wall, F, Servant, single, age 29, born London; occupation Domestic servantFanny Wall
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Hobden, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: domestic servantMartha Hobden
3rd Apr 1881CensusRoderick Reeve, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation Domestic servantRoderick Reeve

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnna L. Eyre, F, Head, widowed, age 64, born Winchester, Hampshire; occupation: private income from dividendsAnna L. Eyre, private income from dividends5 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Linnell, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Northampton; occupation: lady's maidAnn Linnell5 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusSophia F. Eyre, F, Daughter, single, age 42, born Boldre, Hampshire; occupation: private income from dividendsSophia F. Eyre
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Millham, F, Servant, single, age 36, born Llandudno, Wales; occupation HousemaidFanny Millham
3rd Apr 1881CensusJosiah Holton, M, Servant, widowed, age 52, born Buckingham; occupation: butlerJosiah Holton
3rd Apr 1881CensusRebekah Parker, F, Servant, single, age 33, born Gloucester; occupation CookRebekah Parker

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Coath, M, Head, married, age 78, born Liskeard, Cornwall; occupation: retired merchantThomas Coath, merchant3 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Medland, F, Visitor, widowed, age 68, born Liskeard, CornwallJane Medland
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Hogwood, F, Servant, single, age 60, born Sittingbourne, Kent; occupation: housekeeperSarah Hogwood
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Peerless, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation CookEllen Peerless
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Chatfield, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: housemaidSarah Chatfield

3rd Apr 1881CensusArcher B. Croft, M, Head, married, age 43, born Greenham, Berkshire; occupation: magistrateArcher B. Croft, magistrate1 Calverley Park Gardens1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmelia C. Croft, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Chertsey, SurreyAmelia C. Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmy E.G. Croft, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Ostend, BelgiumAmy E.G. Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusHelen F.C. Croft, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Bonn, Prussia; occupation: scholarHelen F.C. Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusArcher J. Croft, M, Son, age 10, born Bath, Somerset; occupation: scholarArcher J. Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusHugh W. Croft, M, Son, age 6, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: scholarHugh W. Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusGuy G. Croft, M, Son, age 5, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: scholarGuy G. Croft
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohanna Maller, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Berne, Switzerland; occupation GovernessJohanna Maller
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Kingston, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Pewsey, Wiltshire; occupation: nurseSarah Kingston
3rd Apr 1881CensusMatilda Whittington, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Emsworth, Hampshire; occupation CookMatilda Whittington
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Touchener, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Southborough, Kent; occupation HousemaidElizabeth Touchener
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