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Wadhurst High Street in 1903
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THE WADHURST CHARTER
Henry by the Grace of God King of England Lord of Ireland Duke of Normandy and Earl of Anjou
To the Archbishops Bishops Abbots Priors Earls and others
"Greeting
"Know Ye that We have granted, and do by this our Charter confirm, to the Venerable Father Boniface Archbishop of Canterbury Primate of all England that he and his successors archbishops of Canterbury for ever shall have a Market at Wadhurst in the County of Sussex on the Saturday of each week and that they shall have there a Fair every year to last for three days namely on the Vigil the Day and the Morrow of the Feast of the Apostles Peter & Paul unless such Market and such Fair be to the prejudice of neighbouring Markets and neighbouring Fairs
"wherefore we will formally decree for us and our heirs and the aforesaid Boniface and his successors Archbishops of Canterbury for ever shall have a Market at Wadhurst in the County of Sussex on the Saturday of each week and that they shall have there a Fair every year to last for 3 days namely the Vigil, the Day, and the Morrow of the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul with all liberties and free usages to such Markets and Fair belonging unless such Market and such Fair be to the prejudice of neighbouring markets and neighbouring Fairs as aforesd"

These being witnessed John Maunsell etc by Our Hand at Westminster the 8th day of May in the 37 year of our Reign
Wadhurst is a town and large parish in the Rye division of Sussex, in the hundred of Loxfield Camden, rape of Pevensey, rural deanery of Etchingham, archdeaconry of Hastings and diocese of Chichester. Withyham is 6 miles south-east of Tunbridge Wells and 40 miles south of London. Wadhurst includes the villages and hamlets of Wood's Green, Sparrow's Green, Pell Green, Cousley Wood and Tidebrook. Tidebrook was formed into a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1858
The population of Wadhurst in 1811 was 1,815; in 1841 was 2,491; in 1861 was 2,470; in 1871 was 3,191 (and Tidebrook had a further 788 and is shown separately subsequently); in 1881 was 3,216; in 1891 was 3,354; in 1901 was 3,232; in 1911 was 3,647; in 1921 was 3,674; and in 1931 was 3,771.
Wadhurst historical notes has been derived from the same sources to highlight Wadhurst's key events in chronological order

Parish & other records Before
1500
1500
to
1550
1550
to
1600
1600
to
1650
1650
to
1700
1700
to
1725
1725
to
1750
1750
to
1775
1775
to
1800
1800
to
1825
1825
to
1850
1850
to
1875
1875
to
1900
1900
to
1925
1925
to
1950
1950
to
1975
1975
to
2000
After
2000

6454Births13345948521013521054212417978209
731Christenings1555474975811281456769
924Marriages5818270507813618813810104
134Deaths544133111519192211521
107Burials1241331115141418831
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 256
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 412
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 378
1849Historical and Architectural Notices of the Iron Works of the County of Sussex by Mark Antony Lowerp. 217
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 219
1882Kelly's Directory of Sussex by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 175
1904Highways and Byways in Sussex by E.V. Lucas ⇒ p. 389
1914The Barhams of Shoesmiths in Wadhurst by R.G. Fitzgerald-Uniacke, B.A., F.R.S.A. ⇒ p. 110
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 1

Picturesmore pictures 

South Front of Shoesmiths, the property of Charles Lord Camden - 1785

West front, Riverhall - c 1785

Wadhurst Tunnel - 1858

Coombe Farm House - 1873

High Street - 1903

High Street - 1903

Lower High Street - 1903
 

Durgates - 1903

Wadhurst Castle and Park - 1903

Wadhurst Castle - 1903

Wadhurst Castle Lodge - 1903

Church Interior - 1903

Sparrow Green - 1903

The Walk - 1903
 

Wadhurst Maps

c 1724

c 1795

c 1825
 

Sussex Maps

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1763

1st Sept 1787

1808
 

1837

1840

1864
 

Places and properties in Wadhurst - 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
Balaclava Inn, Pell Green
Castle Inn, Rockrobin Hill
Cousley Wood School, Cousleywood
Dens Bridge
Fountain Inn, Tidebrook
Graveyard
Greyhound Inn, High Street
Hare and Hounds Inn, Bestbeech Hill
Holmesdale Brewery, Durgates
Methodist Chapel
Miners Arms
Old Vine, Cousleywood
Pell Bridge
Pell Hill
Primrose Green, Sparrows Green
Queens Head Inn, High Street
Railway Tavern, Rockrobin Hill
Red Lion Inn, Sparrows Green
Rehoboth Chapel, Pell Green
Riverhall Mill
School, Tidebrook
Shovers Green Chapel, Shover's Green
Snape Wood
St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Church Street
The Oak, Wood Green
Vicarage, Tidebrook
Vicarage Green
Wadhurst National School
Wadhurst Vicarage, High Street
Wesleyan Chapel
White Hart Inn, High Street
 
Roads and Streets
Back Street
Balaclava Street
Bestbeech Hill
Brinkers Lane
Church Street
Cousleywood
Darbys Lane
Doctors Lane
Durgates
Faircrouch road
Foxhole Lane
High Street
Mark Cross Road
Market Street
Pell Green
Rockrobin Hill
Shover's Green
Sparrows Green
Tapsells Road
Threeoaks Lane
Tidebrook
Tunbridge Wells Road
Wadhurst Park
Wadhurst Village
Washwell Lane
Wood Green
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Adelaide Cottage
Back Lane, Cousleywood
Baldocks, Cousleywood
Bassetts
Beals Barn, Cousleywood
Bealsoak
Beggars [als Barrows] Bush, Mark Cross Road
Bellmont, Tunbridge Wells Road
Bines, Witherenden Road
Black Barn Cottage
Blue Capps Farm, Cousleywood
Bopeep Farm
Bramble Cottage
Brick and Tile Works
Brick Works
Bristows
Brookland Cottage
Broomfields, Cousleywood
Buckhurst Lodge, Mark Cross Road
Buckhurst Manor Farm
Bucklandhill [als Buckling Hill] Farm
Busses Green
Buttons
Catts Cottage
Cedar Cottages, High Street
Chapel Place, Wadhurst Village
Cheesemans, Mark Cross Road
Chittinghurst [als Chiddinghurst] Farm, Tidebrook
Church Gates, Wadhurst Village
Church Settle
Church Villa, Wadhurst Village
Cliff Buttons, Cousleywood
Cock Mount, Sparrows Green
Colleens, Cousleywood
Combe
Cousley Wood House, Cousleywood
Cousley Wood Windmill, Cousleywood
Cousleywood Quarry, Cousleywood
Crocus Bank
Crouches Farmhouse, Shover's Green
Dans Farm, Shover's Green
Darbys Farm
Darbys Farm, Darbys Lane
Dewhurst Lodge
Earls Farm
Earlye Farm
Fair View, High Street
Faircrouch, Faircrouch road
Faircrouch Farm, Faircrouch road
Flattenden [als Flottingden], Wadhurst Park
Flowery Bank, Wadhurst Village
Fox in the Wood, Tunbridge Wells Road
Foxes Farm
Foxhole, Foxhole Lane
Frankham, Mark Cross Road
Frankham Farm, Mark Cross Road
Fright [als Frighthurst] Farm, Mark Cross
Gate House, Wood Green
Gate House, High Street
Great Butts, Cousleywood
Great Durgates, Durgates
Great Pell, Pell Green
Great Shoesmiths
Greenman Farm
Greens Farm
Gregorys
Hightown [als Wadhurst Hall], Wadhurst Park
Hill Cottage, High Street
Hill House, High Street
Hop Villa
Hope Cottage
Horsegrove, Wood Green
Hunters Hall, Cousleywood
Hygeia House, High Street
Lady Meads Farm, Cousleywood
Little Butts, Cousleywood
Little Durgates, Durgates
Little Pell [als Le Holes]
Lodgehill
London House, Wadhurst Village
Lower House, High Street
Lower Turnpike Gate
Lucks Farm, Cousleywood
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Maitlands, Cousleywood
Manor Cottage, Faircrouch road
Manor House, Sparrows Green
Manor Pound, Sparrows Green
Maplesden Farm, Cousleywood
Market Hall, High Street
Markwicks, Cousleywood
Marl Hap Cottage
Marling Place, Tunbridge Wells Road
Mercers House
Middle House, Wadhurst Village
Mill Cottage, Cousleywood
Mills Lands, Shover's Green
Monks
Monks Lane, Cousleywood
Moons Cottage
Morgans Farm
Moseham
Mount Pleasant, Sparrows Green
Mount Pleasant
Muddles Farm, Sparrows Green
Napsbury Cottages
New House
Newbury Cottage, Cousleywood
Newington Square
Newland Cottage
Newnhams Farm
Nomanswood, Shover's Green
Nutlands Farm
Partridges Cottages
Pell Bottom
Pennybridge [als Finnybridge], Mark Cross Road
Perrins Farm
Pettits Farm, Cousleywood
Pimlico Cottage, Mark Cross Road
Pitt House, Pell Green
Pook Pit
Post Office, Tidebrook
Pump Villa, High Street
Ratensdale [als Little Buckhurst] Farm, Faircrouch road
Reading Room, High Street
Reeds, Tidebrook
Riseden
Riseden Mill, Tidebrook
Riverhall
Rockrobin, Rockrobin Hill
Rose Cottage, High Street
Round Oak, Sparrows Green
Sadlers Row, Cousleywood
Sand Den
Savage Pitt, Tunbridge Wells Road
School Cottages
Scragoak
Selleus
Shepherds House
Shovers Green Cottages, Shover's Green
Skinners
Skinners [als Beechlands], Mark Cross Road
Slade Hill, Cousleywood
Smith House, Bestbeech Hill
Smiths Farm [als Denbys Farm and Wick House]
Smithy
Snape
Sodom, Cousleywood
South Park
Sparrow Green, Wadhurst Village
Spotted Cow, Wadhurst Village
Sqinters Eye
St. Jame's Square, Wadhurst Village
Steels Farm
Stiven Cottage
Stockwell Cottage
Stone Cross
Stonebridge, Threeoaks Lane
Stream Cottages
Stream Farm
Sunny Hill, Wadhurst Village
Swatland
Tapsells Farm, Tapsells Road
The Institute [als Shortts], High Street
The Lodge [als Prospect House, Town House and Clavers], High Street
The Mount, Faircrouch road
The Olives, Shover's Green
The Plat
The Surgery, High Street
The Vine, High Street
Threeoaks, Threeoaks Lane
Toll House
Town House, High Street
Towngate, Tidebrook
Turners Green
Uplands [als Luck's Lands], High Street
Upper Furnace Green, Pell Green
Verandah Cottage
Wadhurst Castle [als Maplehurst]
Wadhurst Castle Lodge
Wadhurst Park Lodge
Wadhurst Post Office, High Street
Wadhurst Smithy, High Street
Wadhurst Station, Rockrobin Hill
Walland, Brinkers Lane
Watergates
Waterloo Farm, Witherenden Road
Wenbams [als Wenbourne]
Wessons [als Westons]
Whatleys Villa, Tidebrook
White Magpie, Cousleywood
Whitegates
Wickhurst
Windmill Farm
Wood Cottage, Cousleywood
Yeomans, Threeoaks Lane
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