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Wrotham, Malling, Maidstone

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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.

WROTHAM is a village and parish, 11 miles N.W. from Maidstone; 10 S.W. from Gravesend, and eight N.E. from Sevenoaks. The population in 1851 was 3,184. The church, dedicated to St. George, is an ancient and spacious edifice. The living comprises a sinecure rectory and a vicarage, in the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Rev. Charles Lane is the incumbent.

WOODLANDS is a hamlet of Wrotham parish, and is three miles north.
Here is a very neat church.

PLATT is another hamlet in this parish. The population in 1851 was
997. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and is considered a handsome

POST-OFFICE. - John Ashdown, Sub-Postmaster. Daily Mail arrives at 7 A.M., and
dispatched at 5-30 P.M. Thomas Ashdown, Driver of, and Contractor for the Daily
Mail from Sevenoaks to Wrotham. Money Orders issued and paid at this office
from 9 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon.

London and County Banking Company.-Mr. Charles Parker, Manager. Open on Mondays, Fridays, and Market days.

Batt, James, Esq., Platt
Boys, Rev. Richard, M.A., Platt
Hodsall, Mrs. Eleanor
Holliday, Mr. John, Sudbury House
Johnson, Thomas, Esq.
Lacey, Mrs. Sarah
Lane, Rev. Charles, M.A., Rectory
Mansell, Sir John, Bart., Heath
Randolph, Admiral Charles, Great Comp
Vincent, Rev. Osmond Park, Woodlands House
Verralls, Mr. George


Ashdown John, baker and shopkeeper
Ashdown, Henry, blacksmith, Boro Green
Bellingham, Thomas, plumber and glazier
Bennett, John, Spring Tavern, Neppiker
Biggs, Jonathan, brewer and maltster
Bird, Thomas, fruiterer, Heath
Brigden, Joseph, ironmonger and blacksmith
Brigden, Joseph, jun., fruiterer
Bristow, Mrs. Anne, grocer and draper
Burr, George, baker
Brimstead, John Grove, Heath
Carter, Jonathan, hop planter, Crouch
Cheeseman, Samuel, farmer, Woodlands
Collings, Thomas, registrar of births and deaths for Wrotham
Constable, Stephen, boarding and day school, Platt
Cosey, John, shopkeeper
Cross, Thomas, shoemaker
Crosshurst, Edward, farmer, Woodlands
Douse, James, hairdresser
Dutnall, Mrs. Hannah, toy dealer
East, Charles, painter
Fairchon, Robert, farmer
Frost, Charles, farmer
Flint, Thomas, farmer, Platt Farm .
Fry, Thomas, miller, Comp Mill
Geering, Adam, farmer, Woodlands
Goldsmith, John, beer retailer, Platt
Grant, Miss Hannah, boarding school, Fairseat
Hills, William, baker, Platt
Hodgskin, John, beer retailer, Platt
Hoskin, Thomas, carpenter
Holloway, James, farmer
Hickson, William, farmer, Fairseat
Jenkins, George, Rose and Crown
Jessup, Richard, carpenter and wheelwright
Jull, John, farmer
Jull, Mrs. Sophia, farmer
Jull, William, farmer
Kent, John Cozens, surgeon
Ledger, William, farmer, Ford
Lexford, Robert, blacksmith, Heath
Malyan, Henry, wheelwright, Boro Green
Martin, Mrs. Ann, baker, Boro Green
Martin, Daniel, shoemaker
Miller, Henry, cooper
Morgan, Thomas, excise officer
Parker, Charles, surgeon
Pollish, James, butcher
Porter, Thomas, Neppiker
Paine, Nimrod, Posting House, Bull Tap
Ruttey, Samuel, farmer
Roumiew, Charles, farmer
Saxby, William, beer retailer, Heath
Swift, John, tailor
Semark, Mrs. Elizabeth, and Son, grocers and drapers, Boro Green
Shelvey, Daniel, national school, Platt
Shirley, William, hop planter
Smart, Edward, farmer, Neppiker
Smith, Richard, basket maker
Spencer, John, butcher
Spencer, Thomas, farmer, Park Farm
Spencer, Henry, Bull Commercial Inn
Spencer, Cooper, farmer, lime burner, and brickmaker
Stiles, Henry, Bricklayers' Arms, Platt
Summers, Henry, farmer
Sperkes, James, carrier to Maidstone,
Taylor, Mrs. Ann, Rising Sun, Woodlands
Twort, Mrs Elizabeth, George Inn
Tomlyn, John, builder and harness maker.
Upton, Thomas, farmer
Upton, John, carrier to Maidstone, Saturdays
Usmar, Oliver, watch and clock maker
Usher, Edward, Royal Oak, Heath
Waghorn, William, butcher
Waghorn, John, butcher
Watson, Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Platt
Whale, Peter, shoemaker
Wateriow, Sydney, farmer, Fairseat
Young, _, shopkeeper, Crouch

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.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

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