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Eridge
Eridge is a village half way between Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells. Eridge contains Eridge Green which is an ecclesiastical parish formed on 5th February 1856 from the civil parishes of Frant and Rotherfield.and it is in the Rye division of Sussex, in the hundred of Rotherfield, rape of Pevensey, the rural deaconry of Etchingham, the archdeaconry of Hastings and the diocese of Chichester. Eridge also contains Eridge Park and Eridge Castle - the seat of the Marquess of Abergavenny. Eridge is 38 miles south of London.
The population of Eridge in 1871 was 694; in 1881 was 754; in 1891 was 530; in 1901 was 770; in 1911 was 756; 1921 was 712; in 1932 was 679
Eridge is derived from its original form as 'Eagle's ridge'.
Eridge historical notes has been derived from the same sources to highlight Eridge's key events in chronological order

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231Births151015560
271Christenings19774
146Marriages28064
11Deaths123311
5Burials1211
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1810Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Paul Amsinck and Letitia Byrnep. 21
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 70
1832Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate by John Britton, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 109
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 151
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume I. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 191
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 139
1885Cobbett's Rural Rides by William Cobbett ⇒ p. 285
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 4
1927The Sussex Highlands ⇒ p. 38
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 308
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 257
1947Frant - A Parish History by Henry S. Eeles ⇒ p. 100

Picturesmore pictures 

East View of the Rocks near Eridge Green - 1783

View of Eridge Park and Rotherfield from Frant - 1784

Eridge House - 1785

Eridge Castle - 1809

Eridge Castle - 1809

Eridge Castle - c 1830

Eridge Castle - 1840
 

Eridge - 20th Sept 1849

Eridge Castle - 20th Sept 1849

Eridge Castle - 1880

Eridge Castle - 1889

Eridge Castle - 1896

Eridge Rocks - 1896

Eridge Castle - 1900
 

Eridge Maps

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c 1795

c 1825

c 1875
 

Sussex Maps

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Places and properties in Eridge - 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
Bull & Gun [als Nevill Crest & Gun] Inn, Eridge Green
Eridge Station Inn [als Hamsell Public House, The Huntsman] Inn, Hamsell
Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green
National School, Eridge Green
Redgate [als Rudgate] Mill, Sand Hill Lane
Vicarage, Eridge Green
 
Roads and Streets
Danegate
Eridge Green
Eridge Park
Hamsell
Sand Hill Lane
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Bath House
Birch Pavillion, Eridge Park
Blackthorn Hill, Danegate
Brownings Forge Farm [als Hamsell Manor], Danegate
Carpenters House, Eridge Green
Cobbarn, Eridge Green
Cobbarn Farm, Eridge Green
Cobbarn Smithy, Eridge Green
Copyhold Farm, Hamsell
Cronks Farm, Danegate
Crown Cottages, Eridge Green
Dairy Farm House, Eridge Green
Danegate Cottages, Danegate
Danegate Farm, Danegate
Eridge Castle [als Eridge House, Eridge Place], Eridge Park
Eridge Lodge, Eridge Park
Eridge Railway Station, Hamsell
Fir Tree Cottage
Forest Gate, Eridge Park
Forge Lodge, Danegate
Frant Bottom Lodge, Eridge Park
Frant Lodge, Eridge Park
Gardeners House, Eridge Green
Gas Works, Eridge Green
Girdlers Farm, Sand Hill Lane
Great Danegate, Danegate
Ham Farm, Sand Hill Lane
Hambletons Cottage, Eridge Green
Hamsell Bridge, Hamsell
Hamsell Cottage, Hamsell
Hamsell Farm, Hamsell
Hamsell Wood Farm, Hamsell
Hickpits [als Hermitage] Lodge, Danegate
Hoaths Farm, Danegate
Holden, Hamsell
Holly Bridge
Ivy Cottage
Ivy House, Danegate
Keepers Cottage, Danegate
Lake House, Hamsell
Leech Pit, Hamsell
Lower Cottages
 
Homes and Farms
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Maplesdens, Sand Hill Lane
Marl Cottage, Danegate
Marlings, Sand Hill Lane
Mead Farm, Sand Hill Lane
Meadow Bank Cottage, Eridge Green
Motts Farm, Eridge Green
Newhouse Farm, Sand Hill Lane
Old Forge [als Park Cottage]
Parkers [als Park House], Danegate
Pinehurst
Porters Lodge, Eridge Park
Porters Lodge, Danegate
Post Office, Eridge Green
Renley Farm, Sand Hill Lane
Richardsons Lodge, Eridge Park
Sandhill Cottages, Sand Hill Lane
Sandhill Farm, Sand Hill Lane
Smithy, Eridge Green
Steel Bridge, Danegate
Steel Bridge Farm, Danegate
Stitches, Danegate
Stone Lodge, Eridge Park
Stonewall, Danegate
The Forstall, Eridge Green
Trench, Sand Hill Lane
Turks Farm, Sand Hill Lane
Walkers Cottage, Danegate
Warren Farm, Eridge Green
Warren House, Eridge Green
Washing Stool Lodge, Eridge Park
White House, Danegate
Whitehill [als Whitehall] Lodge, Eridge Park
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