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The Common      Tunbridge Wells  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
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1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 42
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 79
1885Southborough - Its Chalybeate Springs, Climate and Attractions as a Health Resort by E. Paget Thurstan, M.D., B.A., M.R.C.S., L.S.A. ⇒ p. 63

Places in The Common
Belleville
Coachhouse
Ephraim Villa
Exeter Villa
Font Hill
Gibraltar
Mount Edgecombe
Mount Edgecombe Cottage
Out Cottage
Queens Grove
Romanoff Lodge
Spring Cottage
St. Helena
The Cottage
York Cottage
Historical records

1678Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1809Tunbridge Wells CommonTunbridge Wells Common, Tunbridge WellsEnglish Homes and Villages

1822Princess Victoria returning from a morning ridePrincess Victoria returning from a morning ride, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsTunbridge Wells CommonColbran's Tunbridge Wells

1840HistoryCommonColbran's Tunbridge Wells

The prospect from the Common is very extensive, and it commands a fine panoramic view of the town; a striking object in the foreground of which is Romanoff House, a modern building in the gothic style of architecture. It is occupied by Mr. T. R. Allfree, who has established a classical school here for the education of young gentlemen. The house makes a conspicuous and picturesque object from the London road and many parts of the common.


25th Aug 1849From the Race-CourseFrom the Race-Course, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

c 1850View of Tunbridge Wells from the CommonView of Tunbridge Wells from the Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1860HistoryWilliam Makepeace ThackerayThe Common
"I stroll over the Common and survey the beautiful purple hills around, twinkling with a thousand bright villas, which have sprung up over this charming ground since first I saw it. What an admirable scene of peace and plenty ! What a delicious air breathes over the heath, blows the cloud shadows across it, and murmurs through the full-clad trees ! Can the world show a land fairer, richer, more cheerful ? I see a portion of it when I look up from the window at which I write. But fair scene, green woods, bright terraces gleaming in sunshine, and purple clouds swollen with summer rain - nay, the very pages over which my head bends - disappear from before my eyes. They are looking backwards, back into forty years off, into a dark room, into a little house hard by on the Common here, in the Bartlemy-tide holidays. The parents have gone to town for two days; the house is all his own, his own and a grim old maidservant's, and a little boy is seated at night in the lonely drawing-room - poring over Manfroni, or the One-Handed Monk, so frightened that he scarcely dares to turn round."

15th Oct 1860Nevill Park from the CommonNevill Park from the Common, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonThe CommonPrivate collection

15th Oct 1860St Helena Cottage & RocksSt Helena Cottage & Rocks, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonThe CommonPrivate collection

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

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

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

c 1875The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge Wells by J. Newman & Co.Private collection

10th Aug 1878The Grand National Archery MeetingThe Grand National Archery Meeting, Tunbridge Wells drawn by The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic NewsPrivate collection

1880The Common near Mount EdgecumbeThe Common near Mount Edgecumbe, Tunbridge WellsThe CommonPelton's Tunbridge Wells

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

1889Back of The ParadeBack of The Parade, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.Private collection

1889Kentish Hotel & The Station from The CommonKentish Hotel & The Station from The Common, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.Private collection

1889The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.Private collection

1889The Cricket Ground on The CommonThe Cricket Ground on The Common, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.Private collection

1889Queens Grove, The CommonQueens Grove, The Common, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.The CommonPrivate collection

1890London RoadLondon Road, Tunbridge Wells photographed by H. LoofPrivate collection

c 1890The Common, from Mount EphraimThe Common, from Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells painted by Alfred F.W. BurtonAlfred Frederick William Burton, artistEnglish Homes and Villages

c 1890Tunbridge Wells from the CommonTunbridge Wells from the Common painted by Alfred F.W. BurtonAlfred Frederick William Burton, artistPrivate collection

c 1890The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1896The Lower Cricket Ground, The CommonThe Lower Cricket Ground, The Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1896London Road and Mount EphraimLondon Road and Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1896Wellington Hotel, Mount EphraimWellington Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1896Stirling Castle Rocks, The CommonStirling Castle Rocks, The Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1896On the CommonOn the Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1896On the CommonOn the Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1896Wellington Hotel, Mount EphraimWellington Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1900The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1900Lake on the CommonLake on the Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

c 1900The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

c 1900The Common viewed from the Wellington HotelThe Common viewed from the Wellington Hotel, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

c 1900St HelenaSt Helena, Tunbridge WellsThe CommonPrivate collection

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

1904On the CommonOn the Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1905The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1905The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1907The GroveThe Grove, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1908Queens GroveQueens Grove, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Valentine's seriesThe CommonPrivate collection

1909Tunbridge Wells from the CommonTunbridge Wells from the Common photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1909Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsThe CommonPrivate collection

1910Sunday afternoon on the commonSunday afternoon on the common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1910Mount Ephraim & The CommonMount Ephraim & The Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1910London RoadLondon Road, Tunbridge WellsThe CommonPrivate collection

1910The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge WellsThe CommonPrivate collection

c 1910The Common, Sunday afternoonThe Common, Sunday afternoon, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1911Royal Tunbridge Wells from the CommonRoyal Tunbridge Wells from the Common photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1913The Lake on the CommonThe Lake on the Common, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Stafford, Tunbridge WellsThe CommonPrivate collection

1915London Road from The CommonLondon Road from The Common, Tunbridge Wells painted by A.R. QuintonPrivate collection

1917The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge Wells painted by A.R. QuintonPrivate collection

1919The Edge of the CommonThe Edge of the Common, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Judges, HastingsPrivate collection

1920Fir Tree Pond, The CommonFir Tree Pond, The Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

c 1920The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1922The CommonThe Common, Tunbridge Wells photographed by J. Welch & Sons, PortsmouthPrivate collection

1931The Common and Mount EphraimThe Common and Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

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