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Sundridge
The village of Sundridge is situated on the high road leading to Westerham, which crosses the middle of this parish, as does the river Darent, in a double stream, a little to the northward of it; hence the ground rises still further northward for near a mile and a half to the great ridge of chalk hills, where it is little more than a mile in width; midway to the foot of these hills, is the seat of Combebank, the hamlet of Oveney's green, and the seat of Overden, the residence of the dowager Lady Stanhope. Just below the village, southward, is the seat not many years since belonging to Tho. Mompesson, esq. who lies buried in the church yard, under a monument, with his brother Henry, who was murdered by robbers in France; it is now the residence of Edward Peach, esq. who is related to the Mompesons by his mother, wife of the Rev. Mr. Peach, rector of Titsey, in Surrey. Mr. Peach married, in 1790, Mrs. Elizabeth Leathes, widow of the reverend Edward Leathes, rector of Rodeham, in Norfolk. Near the above seat is the church, and close by it the ancient site of Sundridge-place, on which is now only a farm-house; and about a half a mile eastward the manor of Dryhill, formerly the eftate of the Ifleys, and now of Mr. Woodgate of Summerhill. Southward from hence the parish extends three miles to the great ridge of sand hills, about midway to which is Brook's-place, near which there is on each side both coppice woods, and much rough ground, and the land becomes very poor. On the top of the hills is the hamlet, called Ide-hill. These hills separate the upland district from that below it, called the Weald, the part above them being distinguished by the name of Sundridge Upland, as that below it is by the name of Sundridge Weald, in the same manner as the other parishes are in the same situation. Near the foot of these hills, in the Weald, is the estate of Hendon, where the soil becomes a stiff clay and a strong tillage land.
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1797

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1288Births1329181516427251826710
131Christenings229108673012
46Marriages22482121222
137Deaths41112202636235
133Burials411121926342151
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 126
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 374
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.Domesday p. 226; peculiar of Canterbury p. 400
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. 474; p. 617; p. 630; p. 723
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1903Hookers Household Almanack and Directory ⇒ entry
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 156; p. 162
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 345
1923Monumental Inscriptions by Leland Lewis Duncan, M.V.O., O.B.E., F.S.A. ⇒ Inscriptions
1933Country Houses of Kent by Arthur Oswald ⇒ p. 26
2010Extracts from the Maidstone Journal (1786-1851) relating to Edenbridge, Hever, Chiddingstone, Westerham, Brasted and Hever by Lionel ColeJournal

Pictures 

Old Cottages, Sundridge - 1909

Ide Hill, overlooking The Weald of Kent - 1909

The Square - 1910

Ide Hill - 1911

The Old Hall, Sundridge - the hall - c 1930

The Old Hall, Sundridge - before restoration - c 1930

The Old Hall, Sundridge - the old hearth stone - c 1930
 

Places and properties in Sundridge - 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
Bakers Shop
Brook Place, Ide Hill
Cock Inn, Ide Hill
Crown Inn, Ide Hill
Grocers Shop, Sundridge Street
Ide Hill School, Ide Hill
Ide Hill Vicarage, Ide Hill
Lamb Inn
Orchard Place
Prospect Place, The Village
Red Lion, Coopers Corner
Sevenoaks Union Workhouse
St. Mary the Virgin, Sundridge Street
Sundridge Post Office
The Rectory, Sundridge Street
Waterloo Place, Sundridge Street
Wheatsheaf, Ide Hill
White Horse, The Village
 
Roads and Streets
Coopers Corner
Hanging Bank
Ide Hill
Sundridge Street
The Village
Winkhurst Green
 
Homes and Farms
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Bartlemy Broom, The Village
Birchfield Farm, The Village
Bishops Cottage
Boar Hill Cottage, Hanging Bank
Brasted Lodge
Brook Place Cottages, Ide Hill
Burtons Cottages
Chains Farm, Hanging Bank
Chapmans Farm, Sundridge Street
Chevening Cross Lodge
Chevening Park Lodge
Combe Bank
Cottages, The Village
Cottages, Sundridge Street
Cypress Cottages, Ide Hill
Dibgate Farm
Dryhill Farm
Faulkners Hill Cottages, Winkhurst Green
Faulkners Hill Farm, Winkhurst Green
Folly Farm, Ide Hill
Gibbons Cottages
Goathurst Farm, Ide Hill
Grove Cottages
Henden Cottages, Hanging Bank
Henden Farm, Hanging Bank
Hunts Cottage, The Village
Ide Hill Farm, Ide Hill
Ide Hill Post Office, Ide Hill
Ide Villa, Ide Hill
Ivey Cottage
Judges Cottage
Laurel Cottage, Ide Hill
Little Combe Bank
Little Norman Street Farm, Ide Hill
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Manor Farm
Martins Row
Martyes Cottages
Mill Cottages
Mill House
Myrtle Cottage, Ide Hill
Oak Lodge Farm, Coopers Corner
Oakwood Cottages, Winkhurst Green
Oakwood Lodge, Hanging Bank
Old Forge, Coopers Corner
Orchard
Ovenden [als Overney] House
Pantile Row, Ide Hill
Park Cottages
Park Villa
Penn Farm, Ide Hill
Prospect House, Ide Hill
Sadlers Row
Sakers Cottages, Sundridge Street
Scollops Farm, Winkhurst Green
Shootfield House
Smallstone Cottages, Ide Hill
Sundridge Cottage
Sundridge Hill Farm
Sundridge Place Farm, The Village
Sundridge School, Sundridge Street
Tapsells Cottage
The Ferns, The Village
The Victory, Sundridge Street
The Vines
Villa, The Village
Warrens Farm
Wellers Farm
Winkhurst Cottages, Winkhurst Green
Woodside, The Village
York Hill Cottages, Hanging Bank
York Hill Farm, Hanging Bank
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