Frant  Sussex


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

FRANT, a village in Ticehurst district, Sussex, and a parish and a sub-district in the same district, but partly also in Kent. The village stands 1¼ mile WSW of the nearest part of the Tunbridge and Hastings railway, and 3 miles S of Tunbridge Wells; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Tunbridge Wells. ...

The parish includes also Hawkenbury and part of Tunbridge Wells town. Acres, 8, 872; of which about 310 are in Kent. Real property, £13, 394. Pop., 2, 469. Houses, 488. Pop. of the Kent portion, 307. Houses, 58. The property is subdivided. Bayham Abbey and Eridge Castle are here. See Bayham and Eridge. About 130 acres are under hops. There are quarries and mineral springs, a reservoir for supplying Tunbridge Wells with water, and a public fountain to the memory of the late Prince Consort. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £800.* Patron, the Earl of Abergavenny. The church is good. The vicarage of Eridge-Green and the p. curacy of Broadwater are separate charges. There are national schools, and charities £23.—The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

Frant through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Frant, in Wealden and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th October 2021

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