In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hildenborough like this:
HILDENBOROUGH, or HILDERBOROUGH, a hamlet in Tunbridge parish, and a chapelry partly also in Leigh parish, Kent; on the Tunbridge direct railway, 2 miles NW of Tunbridge. They have a post office under Tunbridge, and a r. station. Pop. of the chapelry, in 1861, 1, 049. Houses, 208. Pop. of the Tunbridge portion, 840. Houses, 166. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £170.* Patron, the Vicar of Tunbridge. The church was built in 1844; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire. There is a national school.
Hildenborough is now part of Tonbridge and Malling district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tonbridge and Malling has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hildenborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hildenborough, in Tonbridge and Malling and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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