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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

CHEVENING is a village and parish, four miles N.W. from Sevenoaks, The population in 1851 was 983. The church is an old building, with a square tower and turret at the west end. The living is a rectory, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Rev. Thomas Bartlett, M.A., is the incumbent.

CHIPSTEAD is also a hamlet of this parish, one mile and a quarter south-by-east from the village. Froghall is one mile S.E.; Morant's Court, half a mile east; Montreal, two miles S.E. Whitley Row and Spring Hill are places in the parish.

BESSELL'S GREEN is a hamlet of this parish, adjoining Chipstead, about one mile and three-quarters S.E. from the village, and two miles N.E. from Sevenoaks. There are chapels for Unitarians and Baptists.

POST-OFFICE. - William Eastwood, Receiver. Letters received through Sevenoaks.


Bartlett, Rev, Thomas, M.A., Rectory
Rycroft, Sir Richard W: H., Bart,, Everlands
Sikes, Rev. Thomas
Stanhope, Right Hon. P. H. Earl, Chevening Place


Barton, William, miller and farmer
Bligh, Thomas, butcher
Burfoot, Richard, miller
Buxton, John, Stanhope Arms, and farmer
Goodhall, Mrs. Mary, farmer
Heaysman, Henry, butcher
Heydon, Richard, farmer, Survan's Farm
Hopkins, Robert, farmer, Green lane
Lucas, Thomas, land steward
Miles, Thomas, fruiterer and beer retailer - Woodman
Mitchell, Henry, shoemaker
Quittenden, Benjamin, shopkeeper
Tedman, John, bricklayer and shopkeeper
Tonge, William, farmer, Morant's Court Farm
Wood, Mrs. Jane, farmer, Spring hill
Young, John, parish clerk

Eminton, Mr. Thomas
Ivery, Mr. Thomas
Perkins, Augustus Samuel, Esq. Perkins,
Frederick, Esq., Cripstead place

Couchman, Jesse, wheelwright
Cowland, Jesse, grocer
Dark, George, farmer, Moat Farm
Eastwood, William, postmaster
Gilbert, William, shoeing smith
Green, Edward, tailor
Harvey, Thomas, George
Hooker, William, farmer
Ingram, Charles, furniture broker
Ingram, Thomas, boot and shoe maker
Knott, William, miller
Lambert, Mrs, grocer and baker
Luetchford, Thomas, shoemaker
Martin, Peter and alfred, builders etc
Martin, William, boot and shoe maker
Presnall, James, grocer and baker
Shoubridge, Thomas, boot maker
Smithers, Samuel, beer retailer
Thomas, Robert, shoemaker
Wood, William, builder
Young and Martin, butchers
Young, Mrs Tamar, schoolmistress


Briggs, Rev. John Atkinson
Markham, Miss Sarah, Providence House
Peat, Abraham, Esq.
Wearing, Miss Ann

French, Henry, Kings Head
Skinner, Mrs. Mary, laundress
Skinner, Thomas, boot maker

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