The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
About the site
E-mail
 
 
Site search
Ashdown Forest Brasted Burwash Buxted Chevening Chiddingly Chiddingstone Cowden Cranbrook Crowborough East Grinstead
East Hoathly Edenbridge Eridge Fletching Forest Row Framfield Frant Goudhurst Groombridge Hadlow Hailsham
Hartfield Hawkhurst Heathfield Hellingly Herstmonceux Hever Hildenborough Horsted Keynes Isfield Lamberhurst Laughton
Leigh Little Horsted Maresfield Mayfield Penshurst Rotherfield Rusthall Sevenoaks Southborough Speldhurst Ticehurst
Tonbridge Tunbridge Wells Uckfield Wadhurst Waldron Warbleton Westerham West Hoathly Withyham Worth More places
Census Documents
Genealogy Maps
Pictures People of note
Places of interest
Goudhurst
High Street in 1910
High Street in 1910
Goudhurst is a very picturesquely situated village, having the advantage of its neighbour in the matter of height, for it is on the summit of one of the loftiest ridges in the Weald and all about it are to be had grand views - that from the church to the south across the "Fright" woods and Bedgebury Park is especially fine. This view from the churchyard is said by one with a liking for the particularity of figures to be "about twenty-five miles in diameter." In the church, much rebuilt and restored, the tower of which forms a striking landmark, are some curious old monuments while in the large village are some of the ancient houses in which the clothmaking industry was carried on in the palmy days of that manufacture in Kent. "Some little wool staplery business" was continued here on into the early nineteenth century.
extract from Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold published in 1914

Parish & other records Before
1500
1500
to
1550
1550
to
1600
1600
to
1650
1650
to
1700
1700
to
1725
1725
to
1750
1750
to
1775
1775
to
1800
1800
to
1825
1825
to
1850
1850
to
1875
1875
to
1900
1900
to
1925
1925
to
1950
1950
to
1975
1975
to
2000
After
2000

3174Births691529416158243170111294811021
499Christenings641498916123441712651
230Marriages16403464123022322284
93Deaths924211224138
95Burials9242111241491
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 254
1797The Tunbridge Wells Guide by J. Sprange ⇒ p. 244
1798The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume VII by Edward Hastedp. 65
1810Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Paul Amsinck and Letitia Byrnep. 38
1814An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent by T. D. W. Dearnp. 94
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 156
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 213
1858Smuggling in Sussex by William Durrant Cooper, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 83
1868School Inquiry Commision Vol XI South-East Division by C. I. Elton and H. A. Giffard ⇒ p. 62
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. 241; p. 325; p. 581; p. 587; p. 620; p. 651; p. 708; p. 839; p. 843
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 174
1885Cobbett's Rural Rides by William Cobbett ⇒ p. 289
1911Some Timber-framed Houses in the Kentish Weald by H.S. Cowper, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 174
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 256

People of note
Groombridge, Stephen
(1755 - 1832)
Astronomer
       

Picturesmore pictures 

Combwell Priory - 1809

Pattenden - 1900

Pattenden - 1900

Smugley Farm - 1900

Pattenden - 1900

Goudhurst - 1900

Goudhurst - 1900
 

Church House - 1900

Goudhurst Church - c 1900

The Plain - 1903

Goudhurst Church - 1903

Ladies College - 1904

Parish Hall - 1905

Little Pattenden - 1905
 

Places and properties in Goudhurst - 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
Ballards Hill
Bedgebury, Bedgebury Road
Bethany School, Curtisden Green
Bricklayers Arms, West Road
Chequers Inn
Christ Church, Kilndown
Combwell Priory, Stonecrouch
Globe and Rainbow Inn, Kilndown
Hope Mill
Infant School
National School, West Road
Old Workhouse, Clayhill
Peacock Inn, Iden Green
Post Boys Inn, Stonecrouch
St Mary the Virgin Church, Church Road
The Eight Bells Inn, Goudhurst Town
The Vine Hotel, Goudhurst Town
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Woolpack Inn, Winchet Hill
Ye Olde Crowne Hotel [als Star and Crown Inn], Goudhurst Town
 
Roads and Streets
Bedgebury Road
Beresford Road
Blue Coat Lane
Church Road
Clayhill
Colliers Green
Curtisden Green
Flimwell Road
Goudhurst Town
Iden Green
Jarvis Lane
Kilndown
Ladham Road
Lady Oak Lane
Maypole Lane
Mile Lane
North Road
Pryors Heath
Ranters Lane
Riseden
Rogers Rough
Rosemary Lane
Round Green
Stonecrouch
Swan Lane
Tattlebury Lane
West Road
Winchet Hill
Worms Hill
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Augusta House
Barton Lodge, Bedgebury Road
Bedgebury Farm, Bedgebury Road
Beech Hurst
Bell Farm, Ranters Lane
Beresford Lodge, Bedgebury Road
Bewl Bridge Farm, Kilndown
Blackbush
Blue Barn Farm, Colliers Green
Bockingfold Farm, Ladham Road
Boxalls
Brandfold [als Branfold]
Bray's Alley, West Road
Brick Kiln
Buckhurst
Chingley, Stonecrouch
Church House, Church Road
Church Villa Cottages, Church Road
Clayhill Cottages, Clayhill
Clayhill Mount, Clayhill
Combourne, Jarvis Lane
Crowbourne Farm
Cuckolds Corner, Ladham Road
Curtisden House, Curtisden Green
Deanery, Maypole Lane
Finchcocks [als Finchcox], Riseden
Firtrees
Forge Farm, Bedgebury Road
Forstal Cottages, Ladham Road
Frogs Hole, Mile Lane
Fullers
Gas Works
Goldwell
Gore Court
Gravel Court, Riseden
Great Horden Farm, Curtisden Green
Green Trees
Hammonds
Harpers
High Lane, Ladham Road
Holly Bush Farm [als The Holleys, The Hollies], Kilndown
Holly House
Holly Villa
Honey Lane, North Road
Hunts Lane, North Road
Iden Green Cottage, Iden Green
Iden Green Farm, Iden Green
Jarvis [als Cherry Garden] Farm, Jarvis Lane
Ladham Cottages, Ladham Road
Ladham House, Ladham Road
Lidwells
Lillesden Cottages, Bedgebury Road
Lilley Lodge, Mile Lane
Lime [als Lyme] Tree Farm, Iden Green
Little Bockingfold
Little Horden Farm, Curtisden Green
Little Jerusalem, Kilndown
Lodge Gate, Kilndown
Lone House, Iden Green
Loves Cottage, Ladham Road
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Manor House, Church Road
Marlings Farm, Bedgebury Road
Maypole House, Maypole Lane
Mile Lane Farm, Mile Lane
Mill House, Church Road
Monks
Morebreddis, Jarvis Lane
Mount Pleasant, Ranters Lane
Mount Villa, Curtisden Green
Mouseden, Kilndown
Nursery Farm, Stonecrouch
Oakleigh House, West Road
Old Barricks, Church Road
Old Park
Paines, Ranters Lane
Paine's Folly, Goudhurst Town
Park Villa, Iden Green
Parsonage House, Goudhurst Town
Pattenden Farm, Bedgebury Road
Paynetts
Pillory Farm, Lady Oak Lane
Pleasant Place
Popes Row, Kilndown
Providence Place
Ranters Hall Cottages, Ranters Lane
Ratcliffe
Rats Castle, Mile Lane
Red House, Bedgebury Road
Rise Bridge Cottages, Ranters Lane
Risebridge Gate House, Ranters Lane
Rose Cottage
Rose Cottages, Clayhill
Rosemary Farm, Rosemary Lane
Sands Cottages, Kilndown
School House, Winchet Hill
School House, Kilndown
Scob [als Scobb] Farm, Jarvis Lane
Share Farm
Smugley Farm
Spring Wood Lodge, Bedgebury Road
Stone Villa, Kilndown
Summerhill Farm
Summerhill House, Winchet Hill
Swan Farm, Swan Lane
Tattlebury House, Tattlebury Lane
Taywell
Thatchers Hall Cottages, Ranters Lane
The Forge
The Gore
The Grange
The Grove
The Hill, Kilndown
The Level, Kilndown
The Poplars, Curtisden Green
The Quarter, Riseden
The Stream
The Vicarage, Maypole Lane
Three Chimneys Farm, Bedgebury Road
Toads Hole [als Knights Hole], Jarvis Lane
Town Row, North Road
Tranquil Cottage
Trigg's Farm
Trillinghurst, Riseden
Trottenden
Trowswell
Twisden [als Twysden], Riseden
Twissenden [als Twyssenden], Bedgebury Road
Underhill Castle
Vicarage, Kilndown
West House, West Road
West House Cottages, West Road
West Road Cottages, West Road
White Stocks
Yew Tree Cottages, Church Road
Zion Cottages, Ranters Lane
Currently The Weald is at  Database version 10.4 - 8th March 2014 and contains information on 370,214 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,136 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 226 books © The Weald and its contributors
Fasthosts web site ODNB British Libarary High Weald ESCIS Sussex Family History Group Sussex Record Society Sussex Archaeological Society Kent Archaeological Society Mid Kent Marriages Ancestry Genes Reunited International Genealogical Index National Archives
Top
of the
page
Fasthosts
web
site
Oxford
Dictionary
of National
Biography
British
Libarary
The High
Weald
East Sussex
Community
Information
Service
Sussex
Family
History
Group
Sussex
Record
Society
Sussex
Archaeological
Society
Kent
Archaeological
Society
David Hills
and
Gary
Samson
Ancestry Genes
Reunited
International
Genealogical
Index
National
Archives