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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

CRANBROOK is a market town and large parish, distant 48 miles from London, 14 miles from Maidstone, and six miles from Staplehurst railway station. It is in the lathe of Scray, and hundred and union of CranbrooL The population of the town in 1861 was 1,653, and of the whole parish, 4,029. Formerly, there was an extensive manufactory of broadcloth, established by the Flemings in 1337. St Dunstan's church is a large and handsome edifice, in the perpendicular style, with a square tower
containing a peal of eight bells. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the
Archbishop of Canterbury. There are also seven places of worship for dissenters.
Milkhouse Str5eet is a hamlet, one mile and a half N.E. from Cranbrook. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a neat edifice, built of stone. The living is a perpetual curacy. Angley is half a mile west; Glapenbury, two miles west; Sissinghurst, three miles N.E.; Hartley, half a mile S.W. POST-OFFICE. - Richard Booy, Postmaster. Letters dispatched at 10 P.M. Money Orders granted and paid.

Cranbrook Traders in 1858

Cranbrook Public Houses


Allan, Rev. John Lloyd, B.A., School House
Amos, Rev. George, High street
Badock, Mr. Thomas, High street
Balderston, the Misses, High street
Barrow, Rev, Francis, Vicar and Magistrate, the Vicarage
Beeman, Rev. Thomas O., High street
Bennett, Rev. Henry, B.A., Curate, West End
Blackwell, Thomas Seal, Esq., Beam's Villa
Burch, Rev. William, High street
Butler, Mrs. Thomas, Hill House
Cleaver, Mrs., Sissinghurst
Couchman, William, Esq., Stone street
Davies, the Misses, High street
De Spaen, Lady Louisa, Sissinghurst Castle
Ditch, Mr. Thomas, High street], Charles Henry, Esq., Shepherds
Eddy, Mrs., Waterloo place
Farrar, Henry J., Esq.
Finnemore, Mr. William, High street
Franklin, William, Esq., High street
Gray, Captain Richard, R.N., Whitewell
Greenall, the Misses, Waterloo place
Hague, William, Esq.
Harford, Mrs., High street
Jobson, John, M.D., Brooksden
Kemp, Mr. Thomas, High street
Levett, Mrs. T., Baker's Cross
Menpes, Mrs. R., High street
Miller, Miss Ann, Waterloo place
Muddle, Mr. Samuel, High street
Neve, William Tanner, Esq., Osborne Lodge
Parsons, John M., Esq., Angley House
Pawson, Rev. Henry Thomas, Baptist minister, Bridge buildings
Peterson, Rev. William, Sissinghurst
Ranger, Frederick, Esq., High street
Roberts, Thomas W. Esq., Glassenbury House
Slee, Mrs. S., Waterloo road
Spalding, Mrs. Mary Ann, Camden Cottage
Stable, Daniel, Esq., Hazelden House
Titford, Richard V., Esq., Manor Cottage
Toomer, Mr. William, High street
Tooth, Robert, Esq., Swifts
Troughton, Ellis, John, Esq., High street
Webster, Thomas, R. A., Cranbrook, and the Mall, Kensington
Williams, Charles, Esq., West End
Willis, the Misses, High street
Wilson, John Elliott, Esq., Sissinghurst House
Winch, Mrs. Ann, High street
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