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Penshurst, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells

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Public Houses in Penshurst

PENSHURST is a neat village and parish, near a station of the South-Eastern railway, six miles and a half N.W. of Tunbridge Wells, and five miles and a half S.W. from Tunbridge. The population in 1851 was 1,628. The church of St. John the Baptist is a well built structure. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of Lord de L'Isle and Dudley, and incumbency of the Rev. William Green, M.A.; the Rev. G. M. Smith, M.A., curate. A small neat chapel of ease was built in 1847, in the early English style of architecture, at Fordcoombe Green, a small hamlet, about two miles from the village; the Rev. William Trevenen, M.A., is the curate.

POST-OFFICE. _ Francis Arnold, Receiver. Letters arrive from Tunbridge, which is
also the nearest Money Order Office.


Allnutt, Mrs., the Grove
Bailer, Richard, Esq.
Boissier, Rev. George R., M.A.
Cattley, John George, Esq.
De L'Isle and Dudley, Right Hon. Lord, Penshurst Castle
Green, Rey. William, M.A., Rector
Hardinge, Right Hon. Viscount, South Park
Nasmyth, James, Esq., Culver hill
Streatfleld, Mrs. Charlotte
Taylor, Mr. William
Trevenen, Rev. William
Smith, Rev. G. M., M.A., Curate
Wells, William, Esq.
Wickham, Mrs. Harriet, New House
Woodgate, William, Esq.
Yates, Miss
Yates, William, Esq.


Arnold, Francis, grocer, and post-office
Austin, Nathaniel, farmer
Bailer, Richard, surgeon
Bates, William Nimrod, farmer
Beale, John, farmer
Blackstone, William, boot and shoe maker
Collins, David, carpenter
Crittenden, _, farmer
Constable, Mrs. Elizabeth, plumber, etc.
Constable, Henry, builder
Cook, James, boot and shoe maker
Dodson, Francis, shopkeeper
Duke and Son, manufacturers of cricket bats, &c.
Duke, William, Leicester Arms Inn
Eagleton, William, tailor
Fenner, James, farmer
Foster, Henry, farmer
Fuller, Richard, grocer
Gibbs, William, farm bailiff
Goodwin, James, wheelwright
Goodwin, Alfred, Chafford Arms
Gyle, Henry, beer retailer
Hammond, George, farmer
Hammond, Thomas, sen., farmer
Hammond, Thomas, jun., farmer
Hardwick, Frederick, furniture broker
Hollamby, John, farmer and miller
Hopkins, Robert, farmer
Hopkins, Thomas, farmer
Jeffery, O., saddle and harness maker
Jenner, Edward, carpenter
Kneller, Abraham, butcher
Moore, Richard, ironmonger, etc
Nightingale, William, farmer
Ovenden, Henry, grocer and draper
Ovenden, John, master of national school
Ovenden, Mrs. Sarah, mistress of national school
Page, Edward, farmer
Page, Thomas, farmer
Pocock, John, farmer
Read, Peter, farmer
Reeder, Zachariah, beer retailer
Sales, Henry, master of national school
Saxby, John, farmer
Scrace, Thomas, blacksmith
Skerras, Miss, schoolmistress
Snashall, Thomas, farmer
Still, James, butcher
Taylor, Henry, farmer
Turner, Richard, paper manufacturer
Wills, William, farmer
Wickens, James, boot and shoe maker
Witney, Samuel, farmer
Woodhans, Richard, butcher
Young, John, farmer

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
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