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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 293
1797The Tunbridge Wells Guide by J. Sprange ⇒ p. 128
1852Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey by The Rev. Arthur Hussey, M.A. ⇒ p. 151

Historical records

20th Oct 1791Speldhurst Church set on fire by lightningSpeldhurst Church set on fire by lightning, print (19.3 x 24.3cm)© British Library Board - Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18, Item number: 53-3

1840HistorySpeldhurst ChurchColbran's Tunbridge Wells

The Hurstwood affords another delightful stroll. Turning to the right by Fenner's Repository, you pass the old Baptist burying-ground, and Ashburnham House, and then proceed down a shady lane through some fields to the wood, which is the property of D. J. Robertson, Esq. It is tastefully laid out in walks, and seats are provided for the accommodation of visitors. To the right of the lane we have mentioned, there are Tea and Strawberry Gardens. The prospect from the fields here is very charming. as it comprises Speldhurst Church, the Swiss Cottage, and Culverden Tower, each of which forms a pleasing object.


c 1900Speldhurst ChurchSpeldhurst Church painted by Charles Essenhigh CorkeCharles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographerEnglish Homes and Villages

1908Speldhurst ChurchSpeldhurst Church painted by FrancisPrivate collection

1910Speldhurst ChurchSpeldhurst Church, Speldhurst photographed by Valentine's seriesPrivate collection

1910St Mary the Virgin ChurchSt Mary the Virgin Church, Speldhurst photographed by A.J. Chapple, The Post Office, SpeldhurstPrivate collection

1962Speldhurst ChurchSpeldhurst Church photographed by Country LifeCountry Life Picture Book of Kent and Sussex - 1962
reproduced with the permission of Country Life

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