The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Hawkhurst
Highgate in 1923
Highgate in 1923
Hawkhurst, a neat, genteel and thriving village in the parish of its name is situated on the main road from London to Rye. The village is divided into two parts; in the more modern, named Highgate, are the principal shops and two chief inns; on a hill, about half a mile to the south, is the other part, where stands the church. The views, from either of these divisions, are pleasant, the situation is healthful, and it is the residence of a number of respectable families; the parish is extensive, irrigated by several small streams, and well cultivated and wooded. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a neat substantial erection of some antiquity, with a low square tower, clad by time with moss.
extract from Pigot's Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex published in 1839

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3109Births313675539531021754596939464995
817Christenings11625143499912516018037
478Marriages12242461620728010278404
173Deaths232211121518292217121
120Burials10211010111521193
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1798The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume VII by Edward Hastedp. 142
1814An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent by T. D. W. Dearnp. 110
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 196
1858Smuggling in Sussex by William Durrant Cooper, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 83
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.denes p. 384
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. 4; p. 14; p. 27; p. 199; p. 233; p. 325; p. 499; Hawkhurst Gang p. 619; p. 684; p. 711; p. 753; p. 839; p. 843
1874The Church of St. Laurence, Hawkhurst by The Rev. H. A. Jeffreys ⇒ p. 240
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 251

People of note
Gray, Arthur
(1713 - 1748)
Hawkhurst Gang
       

Picturesmore pictures 

Elfords - 1814

Moor House, Seat of Jesse Gregson, Esq. - 1814

Fowlers - 1814

Church of St. Laurence - 1874

Hawkhurst Place - 1900

The Workhouse - 1900

Market Cross House - 1900
 

Hawkhurst - 1900

Cockshot Cottages - 1900

Highgate - 1904

Queens Hotel - 1904

Babies Castle - 1905

Moor Hill - 1905

St Laurence Church - 1905
 

Places and properties in Hawkhurst - 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
Almshouse, Highgate
Eight Bells Inn, The Moor
Flying Horse, Highgate
Furnace Mill, Gun Green
George and Dragon Inn, Four Throws
Hawkhurst Cottage Hospital, High Street
Little Beehive, Winchester Road
North Grove Asylum, North Grove Lane
Queen's Hotel, Queen's Road
Royal Oak Hotel, Highgate
St Laurence Church
Wellington Arms, Cranbrook Road
 
Roads and Streets
Attwaters Lane
Back Road
Beal's Green
Conghurst Lane
Cranbrook Road
Delmonden
Four Throws
Foxhole Lane
Front Road
Ginger Bread Lane
Gun Green
Hastings Road
Hawkhurst Road
Hensill Lane
High Street
Highgate
Highgate Hill
Horns Road
Moor Terrace
North Grove Lane
Ockley Lane
Park Lane
Pepper Mill Lane
Pipsden
Queen's Road
Slip Mill Road
Sopers Lane
Stream Lane
The Moor
Vale Road
Water Lane
White's Lane
Winchester Road
Woodbury Road
Woodsden
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Albion Cottage
Albion House
Alma House, Highgate
Ashfield, Horns Road
Attwaters House, Attwaters Lane
Barrett's Green, Cranbrook Road
Beal's Green Farm, Beal's Green
Beartilt Farm, Water Lane
Bokes [als Boak's] Farm, Horns Road
Brookgate Farm
Chapel House, Highgate
Chessons Cottages, Cranbrook Road
Church Cottages
Church Houses
Clayhill, Foxhole Lane
Clayhill House, Foxhole Lane
Clayton Farm, Horns Road
Cockshott, Highgate Hill
Collingwood, Hastings Road
Colonnade, Highgate
Conghurst Farm, Conghurst Lane
Copt Hall [als Copthall], Highgate
Cowden, Horns Road
Delmonden Farm, Delmonden
Delves Cottages, Cranbrook Road
Divalls Farm, White's Lane
East Heath, Stream Lane
Elfords, The Moor
Ellenden Farm, Water Lane
Ellerslie Cottages, Cranbrook Road
Elliotts Cottages, Cranbrook Road
Elm Hill, High Street
Espennett House, Highgate
Fair View, Highgate
Fenex Cottages, Four Throws
Fir Tree Cottage, Highgate
Fir Trees, Highgate
Fothersby, Highgate
Four Throws House and Forge, Four Throws
Four Whents [als Wents], Water Lane
Fowler's Park, Highgate
Frith Farm, Park Lane
Hall House, The Moor
Hawkhurst Place, Highgate
Heartenoak, Beal's Green
Hensill House, Hensill Lane
Hernly Cottage, Sopers Lane
Highfield, Highgate Hill
Highgate House, Highgate
Hillside, Cranbrook Road
Holly Bank Cottage
Holly Lodge, Pipsden
Holmans Cottage, Slip Mill Road
Huntleys Cottages, Water Lane
Kent House
Lavender Row, Cranbrook Road
Leonard's Cottages, Ockley Lane
Lillesden, Hastings Road
Limes Grove
Little Conghurst, Conghurst Lane
Little Pix Hall, High Street
Little Trenly
Lorraine Villa, Winchester Road
Louisa Lodge, Park Lane
 
Homes and Farms
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Martin's Cottages, Ockley Lane
Maryville, Horns Road
Mopeeden
Netters Hall Farm, Attwaters Lane
New Lodge, High Street
North Road House, Highgate
Oak Cottage, High Street
Oakfield, High Street
Ockley Farm, Ockley Lane
Osbornes Farm, Hawkhurst Road
Park Farm, Water Lane
Pauls Farm, Water Lane
Perigoe Cottages, Cranbrook Road
Philpotts Cross, High Street
Pix Hall Farm, High Street
Potters Farm, Water Lane
Primrose Hill, Slip Mill Road
Prospect Cottage, Four Throws
Prospect House, Four Throws
Risden, Four Throws
Roses Farm, Hawkhurst Road
Sea Cox Heath
Sisley Farm, Sopers Lane
Slip Mill [als Morehouse], Slip Mill Road
Sopers Farm, Sopers Lane
Springfield, High Street
Stevens Farm, Pipsden
Stonedene, Highgate Hill
Stream Farm, Stream Lane
Sunnyside
Tanyard Farm, Park Lane
The Hill, Gun Green
The Horns, Horns Road
The Lymes
Theobalds, High Street
Tilden [als Tillden] Farm, Woodsden
Tongswood Farm, Pipsden
Tongswood Mansion, Pipsden
Tory Row, Cranbrook Road
Tubs Lake Cottages, Hawkhurst Road
Tudor Hall, Gun Green
Ulcombeden
Vicarage, The Moor
Watch Villas, Cranbrook Road
White Limes, Park Lane
Woodsden Farm, Woodsden
Word's Wonder Beerhouse
Wrens Nest, Hastings Road
Yew Trees, High Street
Yew Trees

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