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Chevening
The parish of Chevening is about three miles long from north to south, and about a mile and a quarter on an average from east to west. Its northern boundary is the summit of the great ridge of chalk hills at Nockholt pound, where the soil is a chalk mixed with clay; near the foot of the hills, though on somewhat high ground, in comparison of that southward, are Chevening-house, the church and parsonage, Dunton, and Madams-court. Hence the ground descends to a more fertile foil and the river Darent, which flows through the more southern part of this parish north-eastward, near which is the hamlet of Chepsted, and The Place. At the eastern extremity of it the high roads from Sevenoke and from Wrotham, through Riverhead, divide that on the right, leads along the eastern side of this parish through the hamlet of Dunton-green, towards Farnborough, and that on the left, along the middle part of the parish by the grounds of Chepsted-place towards Westerham, southward of which is the great ridge of sand hills and the Weald, into which this parish extends.
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1797

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711Births42162298144261173
178Christenings42161952342139
70Marriages2224141414162
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Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 105
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 374
1871A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the Early History of the County, Volume I. by Robert Furley, F.S.A.peculiar of Canterbury p. 400
1874A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the History of the County to the present time, Volume II by Robert Furley, F.S.A.p. 706; p. 707; p. 801
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1886Chevening Church by Canon Scott Robertson ⇒ p. 114
1886Chevening House by Canon Scott Robertson ⇒ p. 127
1903Hookers Household Almanack and Directory ⇒ entry
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 158
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 344
1933Country Houses of Kent by Arthur Oswald ⇒ p. 58
2010Extracts from the Maidstone Journal (1786-1851) relating to Edenbridge, Hever, Chiddingstone, Westerham, Brasted and Hever by Lionel ColeJournal

Pictures 

Chevening Place - 1830

Chevening Church - 1909

Chevening - 1909

Chevening - 1910

St Botolphs Church - 1912

Chevening - the south front across the lake - c 1930

Chevening - looking down on the north front - c 1930
 

Chevening - 18th century wrought-iron gate - c 1930

Chevening - the tapestry room - c 1930

Chevening - the great staircase - c 1930
 

Places and properties in Chevening - a directory of homes, farms, churches, schools, inns, and other places of interest that existed prior to 1900 has been compiled from Post Office directories, Kelly's directories, Trade directories, Census data, Ordnance survey maps and books of the period
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Chevening Park, The Village
Rectory, The Village
St Botolph, The Village
 
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The Village
 
Homes and Farms
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Cottages, The Village
Crossways House, The Village
Homewood Cottage
Lenards Lodge, The Village
 
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Morants Court
Morants Court Farm
Star Hill Farm
Turvins Farm
Currently The Weald is at  Database version 10.5 - 1st May 2014 and contains information on 370,382 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,136 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 227 books © The Weald and its contributors
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