The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Edenbridge
Edenbridge High Street in 1906
Edenbridge High Street in 1906
The parish of Eatonbridge lies at some little distance below the ridge of sand hills southward, and it is accordingly accounted within that part of the county called The Weald, and is bounded westward by the county of Surry, from whence the little river Eden, the two streams of which from Oxsted and Lingfield having united, enters this county and directs its course across this parish, and receiving in its way several small streams, especially from the sandhills, it flows on eastward and joins the Medway at Penshurst. The river Eden crosses the village of Eatonbridge, which has the church on the east side of it, about half a mile south of which is Gabriel's house, belonging to Mr. John Stanford, and a little farther the two hamlets of Marsh green and Stanford's-end, and about a mile distant from it on the other side are those of Marlepit-hill and Medhurst row. The country here, and for the most part of the neighbouring parishes in this district, bears a far different aspect from that before described above the hills, the soil being for the most part a deep tillage land of stiff clay, moist and swampy, the hedge roads round the fields broad; and much filled with broad spreading oaks, and the roads deep and miry, broad, and very much covered with green swerd; the farmhouses are old-fashioned timber buildings, standing single and much dispersed, all which give the country rather a gloomy appearance, but whatever it may want in pleasantness is made up by health, fertility of soil, and, its many local advantages equally profitable both to the landlord and occupier. A fair is held annually in the village on St. Mark's day, April, 25, for cattle, toys, &c.
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1797

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3514Births1113224431477710244172710459612
805Christenings11217373146747522225733
240Marriages81214183032407646
127Deaths1561471112171916781111
103Burials4615711121718121
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 190
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 179
1814An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent by T. D. W. Dearnp. 87
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 266
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. 13; p. 127; p. 243; p. 247; p. 708; p. 839
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1895Edenbridge Church by J. Oldrid Scott, F.S.A. & Granville Leveson-Gower, F.S.A.p. 95
1895Notes on Edenbridge by Granville Leveson-Gower, F.S.A.p. 109
1895Extracts from the Parish Registers of Edenbridge by Granville Leveson-Gower, F.S.A.p. 283
1903Hookers Household Almanack and Directory ⇒ entry
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 155
1912Edenbridge by Henry L. Somers-Cocks, M.A. & V.F. Boyson ⇒ Book
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 340
2009Edenbridge Parish Registers by Lionel ColeRegister
2010Extracts from the Maidstone Journal (1786-1851) relating to Edenbridge, Hever, Chiddingstone, Westerham, Brasted and Hever by Lionel ColeJournal
2012An Index to the People in Edenbridge between 1200 and 1851 by Lionel ColeBook p. i
2012An Index to the Places in Edenbridge by Lionel ColeBook p. i

Picturesmore pictures 

Farm House - 1882

Farm House - 1882

Stabling & Billiard Room - 1882

Stabling & Billiard Room - 1882

High Street - 1900

High Street - 1906

Stangrove Road - 1908
 

High Street - 1909

Stone Bridge - 1910

Lych Gate - 1913

Haxted Mill - 1915

Uplands Farm, Crockham Hill - 1920

The River Eden - 1920

Bullnose Morris in the High Street - c 1920
 

Places and properties in Edenbridge - 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
Churches, Inns,
Schools, Shops
and other places of interest
Albion Hotel, Railway Station
Baptist Church
Crown Hotel, High Street
Ebenezer Chapel
Edenbridge School
Half Moon, High Street
King & Queen, The Square
Post Office, High Street
Presbyterian Church
St. Paulinus, Marlpit Hill
St. Peter and St. Paul
Swan Inn, Marlpit Hill
The Star, High Street
Wheatsheaf, Marsh Green
White Horse, High Street
 
Roads and Streets
Bridge Street
Church Street
Cowden Road
Crofts Lane
Crouch House Lane
Greybury Lane
Hever Lane
High Street
Hilders Lane
Marlpit Hill
Marsh Green
Prettymans Lane
Railway Station
Shernden Lane
Station Road
The Square
Troy Town
Windmill Hill
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Adnet Cottage
Alexander Cottage, Marsh Green
Alma House, High Street
Ash Comb, Hilders Lane
Barn Howe
Batchelors Cottages, Troy Town
Batts House, High Street
Belle Vista, Cowden Road
Belmons Green, Prettymans Lane
Birdwood House
Blunts Brook
Brewery Cottage, Church Street
Bridge Bazaar
Bridge Cottages, Bridge Street
Bridge Croft House
Bridge Forge, Bridge Street
Bridge House, Bridge Street
Brook House
Brook Street Farm, Cowden Road
Brooms [als Broomsey] Farm
Brownings Farm, Marlpit Hill
Broxham Cottages
Broxham Manor
Broxham Pound
Buses, Cowden Road
Catherine Cottages
Chiswell Hall, Marsh Green
Christmas Mill, Shernden Lane
Church Yard Cottage, Church Street
Clatfields, Shernden Lane
Claypits
Cobhambury Farm
Cottages, Marlpit Hill
Cottages, Railway Station
Crittenden Lodge, Cowden Road
Croft Villa, Windmill Hill
Crouch House, Crouch House Lane
Den Cross [als Dencrop]
Doggetts Cottage
Dudwell House, High Street
Eagle Lodge, Marlpit Hill
Eden Banks
Eden Bridge
Eden Cottages, Russets
Eden House, High Street
Eden Villa
Edenhurst Farm
Elizabethan House, High Street
Emiline Villas, High Street
Fair Field
Fair Leigh, Marsh Green
Falkoners
Florence Cottages, High Street
Gabriels
Gaitor Villa
Gaitors Cottages
Gilridge
Goldstone Grove, Greybury Lane
Grange Villa
Great Browns
Greybury Cottage, Greybury Lane
Greybury Farm, Greybury Lane
Hazeldene Cottages, Hilders Lane
Hilders Farm, Hilders Lane
Hillins [als Hillans], Shernden Lane
Holdfast Farm, Marlpit Hill
Holly Cottage
Howlets Farm, Shernden Lane
Invicta House and Cottage, High Street
Lime Tree Place [als The Limes]
Lintotts, High Street
Little Browns
Lockhurst Farm, Prettymans Lane
London House, The Square
Lower Wharf
Lydens Farm
Lyndhurst [als Lynhurst] Farm, Marlpit Hill
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Manor Farm, Marsh Green
Market Cottages, High Street
Marlpit House and Cottages, Marlpit Hill
Medhurst Row
Medhurst Row Farm
Mill Cottages
Mount Pleasant
Mowshurst [als Mousers, Moucers], Marlpit Hill
New House Farm
Oak Ville, Hever Lane
Ockhams [als Oakhams], Shernden Lane
Old House at Home, High Street
Orchard House and Cottage, High Street
Paradise Row
Pay Gate Cottage
Phoenix House, High Street
Polands Farm
Pound House and Cottages
Regent Cottages, Hilders Lane
Riverside
Rose Cottage
Rothsay Place
Royal Oak Cottages, Hilders Lane
Rushets [als Rushetts, Rushett]
School House, Church Street
Shernden [als Sharnden], Shernden Lane
Skeynes Farm
Skinners Farm
Slab Castle
Smithfield Brick Yard
Sor Yals, Marsh Green
Southdown House
Spittle Cross [als Spitals Cross]
Spring Cottages, Hilders Lane
Springfield
Stanfords End
Stangrove [als Stangrave]
Stanholm
Sunnyside
Tan Yard
The Firs, Marlpit Hill
The Floats
The Hole Farm
The Poplars
The Vicarage
Timling Barn
Town Farm, High Street
Vine Cottage, High Street
Water Mill
Whitelands
Windmill House

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