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    Swanscombe and Greenhithe, Dartford, Gravesend

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    Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

    Pubs in Swanscombe & Greenhithe

    SWANSCOMBE, and the hamlet of GEEENHITHE, three miles west from Gravesend, and four east from Dartford, is in Dartford union, Axton hundred, and lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, West Kent. The manor house, occupied by John Coveney, Esq., is an ancient building, the seat of the Weldon family; it is said to be the oldest manor in the country. Swanscombe Wood is well known to the lover of rural retirement, and for gipsying parties. Here is a cavern, called Clappernapper's Hole, to which is attached
    much interesting legend. The church of St. Hildefaith, with its spire, is a very old edifice, and an attractive object to the surrounding neighbourhood. It contains a nave, aisles, and a chancel, with some very antique monuments. In the south aisle, in memory of the Weldon family, is an alabaster monument, supporting the figures of a recumbent knight in armour, leaning over his lady resting on a pillow. The living is a rectory, in the gift of Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge, value 650 per annum; the incumbent is the Rev. G. C. Renouard, B.D. In 1856 a new church, dedicated to St. Mary, was built at Greenhithe. It is a neat edifice, provided with 500 sittings, 200 of which are free; Rev. P. Eussell, B.C.L., curate. The area of the parish is 2,188 acres of land, and 405 of water, and the population in 1851 was 1,705.

    Greenhithe is a station of the North Kent Railway, 18 miles from London, four from Gravesend, and 11 from Rochester; and within view of the river is the celebrated Ingress Abbey, built by the late Alderman Harmer, out of stone from old London Bridge. It is an elegant structure, in the Tudor-Gothic style of architecture, and, with, its tastefully wooded park, is an object of great attraction. The present proprietor is Samuel Charles Umfreville, Esq. Near it are the ruins of the nunnery. Here are also a number of very excellent family residences: the very handsome row of semi-detached
    Italian villas at Cobham terrace, excite much attention, from their picturesque style and situation, being erected on an eminence, which affords a view of the highly cultivated country for miles around. There is an excellent pier for the landing of passengers from the various steamers plying up and down the river. Here are Roman cement works, chalk and lime works, and some market gardens. Knockholt is half a mile S.W. of Greenhithe; Western Cross, three quarters of a mile south; Milton Street and Hockenden, one mile S.E.; Gaily Hill, a quarter of a mile west.

    POST-OFFICE. - Thomas Heritage, Postmaster. Letters arrive through Dartford.
    Money Orders are granted and paid at this Office.

    SWANSCOMBE.

    GENTRY.

    Bayley, Charles, Esq., Knoekholt Lodge
    Bull, Captain John
    Cooper, Rev. Allen Tiievalyan, Curate
    Coveney, John, Esq., Manor House
    Goodeve, Frederick, Esq.
    Hart, Edward, Esq, Western villas
    Lintott, J., Esq., Gaily hill
    Muller, Rev. Samuel, Independent minister
    Robertson, _, Esq.
    Renouard, Rev. George Cecil, B.D., Rector
    Russell, William Edward, Esq.
    Waters, Mrs
    West, Richard, Esq., Western Cross
    Wilson, Thomas, Esq.


    TRADERS.

    Bartholomew, Thomas, baker
    Clinch, William, George & Dragon, Galley Hill
    Collins, William, beer retailer
    Cooper, George, beer retailer
    Cousins, Henry, cowkeeper, Milton Street
    Gumbrell, Robert, grocer
    Hill, John, gardener, Knockholt
    Harper, William, Blue Anchor
    Inward, George, beer retailer, Milton Street
    Pearson, George, grocer and postmaster
    Richardson, George, shoemaker and parish clerk
    Rixon, George, market gardener
    Swan, John, schoolmaster, and Fire and life agent
    Styles, George, farmer
    White Edward, farmer
    White, John Bazley, and Brothers, cement factory


    GREENHITHE.

    GENTRY.

    Ashley, Henry, Esq., 1, Cobham terrace
    Barnett, John, Esq., 8, Cobham terrace
    Baxter, Mrs.
    Bryant, Miss
    Bennison, _, Esq.
    Colyer, Thomas, Esq.
    Dearey, _, 23, Cobham terrace
    Dickenson, Mrs.
    Evenden, John, Esq., Ingress Hill
    Frisby, Mrs., 24, Cobham terrace
    Forrest, Thomas, Esq.
    Fradgeley, William, Esq.
    Gulliver, Thomas Dale, Esq., 22, Cobham terrace
    Harvey, William, Esq., 5, Cobham terrace
    Hunter, Dr., 18, Cobham terrace
    Hill, Mrs.
    Kippen, Miss, 3, Cobham terrace
    Luke, Miss, 9, Cobham terrace
    Metoalfe, John, Esq., 15, Cobham terrace
    Nugent, Miss, 7, Cobham terrace
    Newton, William Mears, Esq., Parkwood Lodge
    Jannings, Charles, Esq., 21, Cobham terrace
    Johnson, Frederick, Esq., 21, Cobham terrace
    Johnson, William Prior, Esq., 21, Cobham terrace
    Rose, Frederick, Esq., ship "Flamer"
    Russell, Rev. F., Cliff House
    Robinson, _, Esq.
    Simonsky, Mrs.
    Shepherd, Mrs., Retreat
    Seccombe, John Collier, Esq.
    Sargeant, Mrs., Avenue House
    Stone, Mrs., 26, Cobham terrace
    Sebastian, Mrs., 16, Cobham terrace
    Skinner, William, Esq., 4, Cobham terrace
    Tait, William, Esq., 20, Cobham terrace
    Tolhurst, Mrs.
    Umfreville, Captain Samuel Charles
    Umfreville, Samuel Charles, Esq., Ingress Abbey
    Vaughan, John, Esq., 2, Cobham terrace
    Vogan, George, Esq., 17, Cobham terrace
    Vandivillikins, _, Esq., 25, Cobham terrace

    Vulliamy, _, Esq.
    Westbrook, Mrs.
    Walsh, Mrs.

    TRADERS.

    Austin, Thomas, corn dealer
    Barham, Charles Hazeltine, painter
    Bliss, Henry, house agent and stationer
    Buckham, Mrs., ladies' school
    Bradley, Thomas, coal wharf
    Banford, William, baker
    Chapman, Mrs., carpenter and undertaker
    Downes, Joseph, chemist
    Durling, George, shopkeeper
    Daniels, George, butcher
    Dalby, Mrs., greengrocer
    Eales, Peter, shoemaker
    Fox, William, carpenter and builder
    Heritage, Thomas, grocer and postmaster
    Hill, Owen, bricklayer and plasterer
    Joyner, William, Brown Bear
    Keene, Alexander, milkman
    Lockyer, Robert, plumber and builder
    Lockyer, William, academy
    Martin, James, butcher
    Minter, James, Hull Trader
    Parsons, William, bricklayer
    Payn, James, shoemaker
    Reed, John, plumber and painter
    Roe, William, shoemaker
    Russell, William, blacksmith and wheelwright
    Rudland, J., academy
    Seccombe, John Collier, surgeon
    Swan, John, schoolmaster
    Shepherd, Richard, fishmonger
    Spence, Philip, tailor
    Taylor, William, Pier Hotel
    Underwood, Harrison, grocer
    Vallins, Jacob, greengrocer
    Varney, William, hairdresser
    Viton, Peter, White Hart
    Westbrook, Charles, greengrocer and gardener
    Ware, George, pork butcher
    Woodward, Mrs., Railway Hotel
    Wheatley, William, baker
    Waghorn, Robert, barge builder
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