Cranbrook  Kent


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Cranbrook like this:

Cranbrook, market town and par., mid. Kent, on river Crane, 6 miles S. of Staplehurst ry. sta. and 46 miles SE. of London, 10,374 ac., pop. 4216; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. From the 14th to the 17th century C. was one of the principal seats of the broadcloth mfr. introduced by the Flemings; it is now the centre of the agricultural district called the Weald of Kent, and carries on trade in malt, hops, &C. There is a market for corn and hops every alternate Wednesday.

Cranbrook through time

Cranbrook 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 Cranbrook itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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