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Cowden, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

COWDEN is a village and parish, five miles S.E. from Edenbridge station, and nine miles west from Tunbridge Wells. The population in 1851 was 712. The church, dedicated to St. Maiy Magdalen, is a small ancient building. The living is a rectory; the Rev. Thomas Harvey, M.A., is the incumbent.

POST-OFFICE - William Newton, Receiver. Letters arrive through Edenbridge,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Public Houses in Cowden


Carmichael, Sir James, Oakdean
Fox, Robert, Esq., Falconhurst
Harvey, Rev. Thomas, M.A., Rectory
Hunt, Rev. Robert Shepland, Eilells
Ramsden, Arthur Charles, Esq., Hollywich
Talbot, Hon. Mrs. J. C., New Falconhurst
Whatley, Miss E. W., Hollye House


Brooker, John, boot and shoe maker
Burfoot, Christopher, farmer
Burfoot, Stephen, farmer and brick maker
Chapman, James, blacksmith
Chesson, John, bricklayer
Comber, Thomas Lucas, miller and farmer
Comber, Henry, miller and farmer
Collins, William, farmer
Creasy, Edward, shopkeeper
Drake, Thomas, farmer
Durrant, Liberty, shopkeeper and farmer
Everest, Mrs. M. A., butcher and day school
Glover, James, farmer
Goodwin, Thomas, wheelwright
Harris, Thomas, butcher, farmer, and beer retailer
Head, Charles, blacksmith
Hilder, George, farmer
Hill, George, plumber and glazier
Hollamby, Thomas, farmer
Hollands, James, miller
Hollands, William, corn dealer
Howard, Joseph Powers, brick maker and farmer
Humphrey, James, boot and shoe maker
Izzard, Mrs. Mary, farmer
Lashmar, James, Crown Inn
Longley, Henry, Queen's Arms
Longley, James, shopkeeper and beer retailer
Newton, William, grocer, draper, farmer, and postmaster
Nicholson, William, master of subscription school and parish clerk
Peirce, William, farmer
Piper, James, fellmonger
Shorter, Mrs. Sarah, farmer
Simmins, George, Fountain Inn
Wallis, James, farmer
Wallis, John, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths for Penshurst district
Welfare, Henry, tailor
Welfare, Edward, postman and letter deliverer
Wickham, John, carpenter and builder
Winnerfrith, John, blacksmith
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