The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Shoreham
Shoreham in 1900
Shoreham in 1900
This parish is watered, by the river Darent, which takes its course through the middle of it. The village of Shoreham, which is by no means a small one, is situated on both sides of the river, over which there are two bridges in it, nearly, at the southern boundary of the parish, next to Otford, having both the church and the seat of New House on the eastern side of it. Hence, on both sides, the chalk hills rise, on which the soil is but barren, and much covered with flints, rise pretty high; beyond which, towards the east and western boundaries of the parish are the two small hamlets of Romney-street and Thimbling-bottom; in the fouth part of the parish, are the estates of Sepham and Filston; and, in the northern, close to the river, those of Preston and Shoreham, alias Lullingstone castle; and about three quarters of a mile westward from the former, close to the pales of Lullingstone park, though within the boundary of this parish, the farm, formerly accounted the manor of Cockhurst, belonging to Sir John Dyke.
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1797

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903Births679721837119410
84Christenings264846
26Marriages846224
1Deaths1
0Burials
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 2
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 160; p. 237

Pictures 

Shoreham Church - c 1900

Shoreham - c 1900

Lullingstone Castle - 1909

Lullingstone Castle - a Tudor house in Queen Anne dress - c 1930

Lullingstone Castle - the state drawing room - c 1930
 

Places and properties in Shoreham - 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
Alms House, High Street
Crown Inn, Crown Road
Fox & Hounds Inn, Romney Street
George Inn, High Street
Kings Arms, High Street
Polhill Arms, Filston Lane
Post Office, High Street
Prospect Place, Well Hill
Railway Station, The Village
Riseingham Beer House, High Street
Shoreham Place
Shoreham School, High Street
St Peter and St Paul, The Village
The Royal Oak, High Street
Two Brewers, High Street
Vicarage, High Street
 
Roads and Streets
Crown Road
Filston Lane
Halstead Lane
High Street
Romney Street
Shoreham Lane
The Village
Water Lane
Well Hill
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Badgers Mount
Castle Farm
Chambers Farm, Filston Lane
Clyde Villa, High Street
Colgates, Shoreham Lane
Copt Hall House
Cottages, High Street
Cottages, Romney Street
Crockerhurst, Well Hill
Crown Road Cottages, Crown Road
Curry Keepers House
Darenthdale
Dunstall Farm
Dunstall Priory
East Down Cottage, Romney Street
Filston Farm, Filston Lane
Highfield House
Home Farm
Liplap
Lullingstone Castle
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Melain House, High Street
Mill House, High Street
Mill Lane Cottage, High Street
Monks in the Hole
Mount Pleasant, Well Hill
Oxbourn Farm
Payns Farm
Porters Farm, Romney Street
Preston Farm
Ricketts Folly, Halstead Lane
Romney Street Farm, Romney Street
Scrubs, Well Hill
Sepham Farm, Filston Lane
Sepham Heath, Halstead Lane
Shacklands
Shepherds Barn
Shoreham Shops, High Street
Steers Hill Cottage, Romney Street
The Mount, High Street
The Wells, Well Hill
Timberden
Water House, High Street
Week Farm, Romney Street
Widmorehurst, Shoreham Lane
Winslade, High Street
York Villa, High Street

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