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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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