Place:


Lamberhurst  Kent

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lamberhurst like this:

LAMBERHURST, a village and a parish in the district of Ticehurst, and counties of Kent and Sussex. The village stands on an affluent of the river Medway, 4¼ miles E of Frant r. station and 6½ ESE of Tunbridge Wells; is a large place; and has a post-office under Hurst Green, a good inn, and fairs on 6 April and 21 May.— The parish includes Scotney manor, and comprises 3,590 acres in Kent, and 1,700 in Sussex. ...


Real property, £8,008. Pop. of the K. portion in 1851,560; in 1861,554. Houses, 115. Pop. of the S. portion in 1851, 1,174; in 1861, 1,051. Houses, 207. The property is much subdivided. Court Lodge stands on an eminence, within a park; commands pleasant views of the surrounding country; and is the seat of W. C. Morland, Esq. Scotney Castle was the seat of Archbishop Chicheley, in the early part of the 15th century; went to his collateral descendants, the Darrells; was rebuilt by Inigo Jones; and has given place to a modern mansion, the seat of Edward Hussey, Esq. Extensive iron-smelting furnaces were formerly in the parish; and they furnished the massive iron balustrades around St. Paul's in London. Brewing and brick-making are now carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £401. * Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is old but good, and has a conspicuous steeple. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a national school, and charities £39.

Lamberhurst through time

Lamberhurst is now part of Tunbridge Wells district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tunbridge Wells has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lamberhurst itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lamberhurst, in Tunbridge Wells and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6351

Date accessed: 24th July 2024


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