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Mount Ephraim      Tunbridge Wells  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 44
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 276
1797The Tunbridge Wells Guide by J. Sprange ⇒ p. 109
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 52
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 61; p. 75
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 82

Places in Mount Ephraim
Ashburnham House
Bishops Down
Bishops Down House [als Bishops Down Grove] House
Boyne House
Bredbury Cottage
Buckingham Place
Castle House
Chancellor Cottage
Chancellor House
Culverden Mews
Douro House
Earl's Court
Fenner's Repository
Fernside
Gilead Villas
Hillside
Holmhurst
Hurstleigh
Hurstwood Lane
Hurstwood Lodge
Kent and Sussex Hospital
Ladies School
Lady Huntingdons Chapel
Lloyd House
Manor Grange
Manor House
Manor Lodge
Manor Villas
Montpelier Cottage
Montpelier Lodge
Mount Ephraim Hotel
Mount Ephraim House
Mount Ephraim Tap
Mount Ephraim Yard
Newick Cottage
Nos 1 to 10
Nos 11 to 20
Nos 21 to 30
Nos 31 to 40
Nos 41 to 50
Nos 51 to 60
Nos 61 to 70
Nos 71 to 80
Nos 81 to 90
Nos 91 to 100
Osborne Cottage
Somerville Cottage
Stone House
Studley
The Beeches
The Spa Hotel
Wellington Hotel [als Wellington Place]
Historical records

1665 to 1670HistoryMount EphraimBurr's Tunbridge Wells

In this space the assembly room (called Mount-Ephraim-House) was brought home from Rusthall to Mount Ephraim, on which a bowling green was inclosed, a tavern (now [in 1766] a lodging house but still retains its original name of the castle) was opened and many lodging houses were erected for the use of the company; but the triumph of the hill was short, Mount Sion became a formidable rival, and quickly eclipsed its growing splendor; for when the ball-room, the bowling green, and the lodging houses arose so near the spring, a less convenient distance was generally avoided

Thus in the course of a few years we find Tunbridge forsaken; Southborough and Rusthall raised and ruined; Mount Ephraim drooping; and Mount Sion in the full bloom of prosperity; this last indeed not only rivalled, but despoiled her predecessors, and triumphantly transferred their ornaments to herself; for many houses were brought from Southborough, Rusthall, and Mount Ephraim, to be rebuilt on Mount Sion; and some, whole and entire as they were, were wheeled on sledges to be fixed in this new seat of favour.


c 1670HistoryMount EphraimBurr's Tunbridge Wells

In this period, the place called Fish-ponds was opened for the amusement of the public; and as it was laid out in a pretty rural taste, and every way calculated for the entertainment of genteel company, while its managers continued carefully to maintain decency and strict decorun in its precincts, it was justly esteemed one of the principal scenes of diversion at Tunbridge; but when the vigilance of the managers dropped, low company admitted, and indecencies encouraged, it soon became disreputable for any of the fair sex to be seen there; which, as a natural consequence, very quickly reduced it to the ruinous condition in which it now [1766] remains.


1776HistoryMount EphraimBurr's Tunbridge Wells

1790Mount EphraimMount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells by J. SprangePrivate collection

1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsMount EphraimColbran's Tunbridge Wells

1840HistoryMount EphraimColbran's Tunbridge Wells

Mount Ephraim too, the favourite lounge and drive of the fashionable frequenters of the Wells, appears determined to recover its ancient renown. It has long been celebrated for lodging-houses and private residences of the first class, possessing very extensive views of the Kent and Surrey hills. A new hotel has been erected here, the prospect from which can be surpassed by few in the kingdom.


1840Mount Ephraim HotelMount Ephraim Hotel, Tunbridge Wells by Silvestor & CoColbran's Tunbridge Wells

c 1850Mount EphraimMount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells by G. DawePrivate collection

21st Jul 1863View from Mount EdgcumbeView from Mount Edgcumbe, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonMount EphraimPrivate collection

21st Jul 1863View from Mount EphraimView from Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonMount EphraimPrivate collection

16th Nov 1863View from High RocksView from High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonMount EphraimPrivate collection

1880The Common and Mount EphraimThe Common and Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPelton's Tunbridge Wells

1889Mount EphraimMount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.Private collection

c 1890The Common, from Mount EphraimThe Common, from Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells painted by Alfred F.W. BurtonMount EphraimEnglish Homes and Villages

1896Royal Mount Ephraim HotelRoyal Mount Ephraim Hotel, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

1896Wellington Hotel, Mount EphraimWellington Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

1896Wellington Hotel, Mount EphraimWellington Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

1896London Road and Mount EphraimLondon Road and Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

c 1900The Common viewed from Mount EphraimThe Common viewed from Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

c 1900The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

1904Mount EphraimMount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1906Earl's Court HotelEarl's Court Hotel, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

1908Mount EphraimMount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1909Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1909The Fountain, Mount EphraimThe Fountain, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1910Mount Ephraim & The CommonMount Ephraim & The Common, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

1910Spa HotelSpa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells photographed by CelesqueMount EphraimPrivate collection

1912The Promenade, Mount EphraimThe Promenade, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1912The Spa HotelThe Spa Hotel, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection

1915Mount EphraimMount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells drawn by A.R. QuintonPrivate collection

c 1920Mount EphraimMount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1931The Common and Mount EphraimThe Common and Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsMount EphraimPrivate collection
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