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Women at the Wicket: A History of Women's Cricket in Interwar England. Written by Adam McKie

Farnborough, Bromley, Bromley

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

FARNBOROUGH is an extensive parish and village, with the hamlets of Grinstead Green and Lock's Bottom, with a population of about 920 inhabitants. It lies on the road from London to Sevenoaks, four miles from Bromley, and 14 from London; is in the lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, Ruxley hundred, West Kent. The church of St. Giles is an old building of flint and brick. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the adjoining parish of Chelsfield; the Rev. Follett Baugh, M.A., rector of Ohelsfield, incumbent.
Grinstead Green, or Greenstreet Green, is a hamlet partly in this parish and partly in Chelsfield, one mile south-by-east from Farnborough. Lock's Bottom is another hamlet in the parish of Farnborough, from which village it is three quarters of a mile north-by-west. The Bromley union workhouse is situated here, and will hold 200 inmates; also the police station.

POST-OFFICE. - Robert Sessions, Receiver. New Inn Letters arrive from Bromley, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Public Houses in Farnborough


Fowler, Mr. John Smith, Rev. Rowland, M.A,, Curate


Bird, Edward, grocer
Davis, James, harness maker
Eagleton, John, seedsman
Fowler, John, surgeon
Gearing, Joseph, blacksmith
Giles, Thomas, market gardener
Havill, Thomas, George and Dragon Commercial Inn
Head, Miss Harriet, infant schoolmistress
Kidman, William, butcher
Ladd, George, baker
Nash, John, boot and shoe maker
Roberts, Silas, grocer
Sawyer, William, beer retailer
Sessions, Robert, New Inn, and post-office
Stow, William, farmer
Stow, Thomas, fruiterer
Whiffin, Henry, farmer
Woolsey, William, tailor


Dunmul, Miss Sophia, Oak House
Fox, Mr. John Woodhams
Fox, Mr. Thomas Samuel
Ray, Miss Elizabeth, Oak House

Adams, George, shopkeeper
Arrow, Mrs. Elizabeth, Rose and Crown
Arrow, John, carpenter
Denton, John, blacksmith
Fishenden, Thomas, Queen's Head
Fox and Sons,'brewers and maltsters
Isard, Richard, farm bailiff
Jackson, Charles, shopkeeper
Porter, Daniel, boot and shoe maker
Ricketts, Miss M. A., national schoolmistress
Stow, T. B., farmer, Clielsfield Hall
Whiffin, Peter, wheelwright
Williams, Francis, farmer

Bedford, Lieutenant Frederick | Dresser, Henry, Esq.

Barham, Stephen, White Lion Inn
Berridge, Miss Maria, schoolmistress of union
Berridge, Samuel, schoolmaster of union
Clements, James, blacksmith
Griffin, William, sen., fruiterer
Higham, C. R., master of union
Higham, Mrs. Sarah, mistress of union
King, William, sergeant of police
Lamb, Mrs. Ann, beer retailer
Ringer, Mrs. Elizabeth, beer retailer
Wheatherly, Richard, shoemaker
Webb, Valentine, grocer

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