Tonbridge  Kent


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Tonbridge like this:

Tunbridge.-- town and par. with ry. sta. (Tunbridge Junction), Kent, on river Medway, 29½ miles SE. of London by rail - par., 15,378 ac., pop. 35,919; town, 1200 ac., pop. 9317; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Tunbridge is a quiet country town, surrounded by hop gardens; it has the ruins of a castle, a handsome parish church, a richly endowed grammar school (at which Sir Sidney Smith was educated), a new public hall, and a manufactory of Tunbridge ware.

Tonbridge through time

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How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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