Brenchley  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brenchley like this:

BRENCHLEY, a village, a parish, a subdistrict, and a hundred in Kent. The village stands 2½ miles S by E of Paddock-Wood r. station, and 7 ENE of Tunbridge Wells; and has a post office‡ under Staplehurst. Some good old timbered houses are in it; and a clump of trees, on high ground near it, figures conspicuously over many miles.—The parish includes also the hamlets of MatfieldGreen, Colts-Hill, Mascalls-Pound, Henlys, PiersonsGreen, and Pettridge. ...

Acres, 7,780. Real property, £11,518. Pop., 2,844. Houses, 560. The property is much subdivided There are mineral waters similar to those of Tunbridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £749.* Patron, G.Courthope, Esq. The church is old, cruciform, and good; and has a lofty tower. Paddock-Wood vicarage is a separate benefice. There are a Baptist chapel, a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £17.-The subdistrict contains two other parishes, and is in the district of Tunbridge. Acres, 15,778. Pop., 5,486. Houses, 1,086.-The hundred bears the name of Brenchley and Horsemonden; consists of these two parishes and part of Lamberhurst; and is in the lathe of Aylesford. Acres, 15,887. Pop., 4,479. Houses, 815.

Brenchley through time

Brenchley is now part of Tunbridge Wells district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tunbridge Wells has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brenchley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brenchley, in Tunbridge Wells and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th October 2019

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