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Shipbourne
Shipborne called in Textus Roffensis, SCRIBURNA
This parish lies the greatest part of it below the sand hills, and consequently in that part of this county called the Weald. The village is situated at a small distance southward from the foot of the hill, round Shipborne-green, having the church at the west side of it; and about half a mile further westward, near the boundary of the parish, is Budd's green. On the rise of the hill is the mansion of Fairlawn, the offices and great part of the grounds of which are within this parish, where the soil is a clay, being a heavy tillage land; in the southern parts at and about the hill, it is a sand and rock stone; at the southeast part of it there is much coppice wood, a deep and miry country at all times, most of it being exceedingly unpleasant either to live in or to travel through.
The fair continues to be held on the day of St. Giles the abbot, being Sept. 1, yearly
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1798

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203Births5384849828
39Christenings51372021
26Marriages12248
5Deaths113
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1798The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume V by Edward Hastedp. 45
1814An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent by T. D. W. Dearnp. 216
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 339
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry

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Fairlawn - 1909
 

Places and properties in Shipbourne - 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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