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Speldhurst, Tunbridge, Tunbridge Wells

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Public Houses in Speldhurst

(see Tunbridge Wells for Rusthall)
Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

Speldhurst is a village and parish, four miles south of Tunbridge station, and three miles N.W. of Tunbridge Wells. The population in 1851 was 2,859. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The living is a rectory, with the perpetual curacies of Groombridge and Rusthall annexed, and in the patronage of Mrs. Harbrae; the Rev. John James Saint, M.A., is the incumbent.

Lower Green is a hamlet, one mile and a half N.W. from Tunbridge Wells; Still Green is one mile west; Great and Little Farnham, two miles and a half west; Langton, or Lengthington Green, two miles west; Holmwood, one mile and a half S.W.

POST-OFFICE, LANGTON. - John Turner, Receiver. Letters arrive from Tunbridge
Wells, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.

Rusthall is one mile N.W., and is a manor of eminence in this parish, from which the possessors formerly derived their surname. The church of St Paul is a handsome edifice; the Rev. Benjamin Frederick Smith, M.A., is the officiating minister.

Letters are received through Tunbridge, which is also the nearest Money Order Office.


Armytage, Colonel, J.P., Broomhill Bank
Pierce, Joseph, Esq., Burnt House
Powell, the Misses
Saint, Rev. John James, M.A.

Botten, Miss Elizabeth, shopkeeper
Botten, Mrs. Sarah, farmer
Brooks, Thomas, George and Dragon
Combridge, William, horse dealer
Hardwicke, Edmund, blacksmith
Haselden, John, farrier
Hopkins, Eichard, farmer
Lefevre, _, baker
Potter, James, butcher
Saxby, _, farmer
Standen, William, miller
Stapley, Mrs., farmer
Tanner, Edward, carpenter
Tasker, Jeffery, wheelwright
Turley, John, farmer
Turley, William, farmer
Twort, Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer
Young, Henry, shoemaker
Young, Mr., farmer


Crossley, John, Esq.
Hawkes, Mr. William
Locock, Charles, M.D., Holmwood
Rodgers, Robert, Esq.
Towell, Charles, Esq.
Worthington, Mrs. Margaret

Austen, Edward, farmer
Chapman, William, wheelwright
Davis, Mrs. Elizabeth, blacksmith
Goodwin, Henry, farmer
Peerless and Hartridge, carpenters
Peerless, William, plumber, &c.
Powell, Daniel, boot and shoe maker
Taylor, James, butcher
Turley, Thomas, Greyhound
Turner, John, grocer, and post-office
Wells, Richard, beer retailer
Wickens, Samuel, farmer
Wood, George, baker


Hayley, James, Red Lion
May, Adgett, boot and shoe maker
Peacock, Joseph, shopkeeper, and post-office
Peerless, Abraham, farmer
Sale, George, farmer
Walter, Ebenezer, butcher


Field, John, Esq.
Musgrove, Alderman Sir John, Bart., Rusthall House
Smith, Rev. Benjamin Frederick

Ball, Nathaniel, grocer
Brown, Henry, turner
Cheeseman, Henry, butcher
Croucher, John, beer retailer
Croucher, John, painter
Edwards, George, shopkeeper
Mercer, William, cow keeper
Peerless, Henry, shopkeeper
Styles, Edward, baker
Taylor, James, farmer
Wallace, John, farmer and poulterer
Watson, Stephen, farmer

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