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Speldhurst
Speldhurst Old Inn in 1900
Speldhurst Old Inn in 1900
We climb the hill to reach the village of Speldhurst, and find its church with the old lych gate and tower furnished with four bells, and the ancient hostelry, just opposite, where the oaken beams, and other marks of a previous century, testify to its age and historical interest … Speldhurst is rich in old farms and cottages, several of which still show treasured memories of bygone days.
extract from Lady Hope's English Homes and Villages published in 1909

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3392Births59438451281562555737789054384
1462Christenings533934312714920133033814138
729Marriages9034163042681022441003
111Deaths1211256252913242
95Burials7957272713
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 155
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 275
1797The Tunbridge Wells Guide by J. Sprange ⇒ p. 128
1814An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent by T. D. W. Dearnp. 221
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 66
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 226
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. 18; p. 43; p. 722; p. 841
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. 132
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 24

Pictures 

Speldhurst Church set on fire by lightning - 20th Oct 1791

Farm House - 1809

Speldhurst Church - c 1900

Speldhurst Old Inn - c 1900

Speldhurst Inn - c 1900

Ye George and Dragon - 1905

Speldhurst Hill - 1905
 

The Post Office - 1907

Speldhurst Church - 1908

Northfield House - 1909

The Rectory - 1909

Speldhurst Church - 1910

St Mary the Virgin Church - 1910

Speldhurst Church - 1962
 

Places and properties in Speldhurst - 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
Danemoor Park, Bullingstone Lane
George & Dragon, Village
Grocer, Draper and Beer Shop, Penshurst Road
National School, Village
St. Mary's Church, Village
 
Roads and Streets
Barden Road
Broomhill Bank
Bullingstone Lane
Etherington Hill
Leggs Lane
Penshurst Road
Poundsbridge Hill
Speldhurst Hill
Village
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Ashwood Lodge
Bankside, Broomhill Bank
Blowers Hill
Brickyard Cottages, Leggs Lane
Burchetts, Etherington Hill
Church Farm, Village
Church House, Village
Cottages, Etherington Hill
Cottages, Village
Cottages, Broomhill Bank
Etherington Hill Manor, Etherington Hill
Etherington Lawn, Etherington Hill
Farm House, Etherington Hill
Harwarton, Broomhill Bank
Hickmans Farm, Poundsbridge Hill
Highfield
Homes, Village
Johnson Farm, Bullingstone Lane
Leggs [als Siggs] Farm, Leggs Lane
Lower Green, Broomhill Bank
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Mill House, Speldhurst Hill
North Field, Barden Road
Post Office, Village
Rocks
Sherlock [als Shirley] Hall, Leggs Lane
Sherlocks Cottages, Leggs Lane
Silcocks, Poundsbridge Hill
The Rectory, Village
Went Farm
Woodlands, Broomhill Bank
Wrens Nest Cottage, Broomhill Bank
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
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