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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
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1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 56
1885Southborough - Its Chalybeate Springs, Climate and Attractions as a Health Resort by E. Paget Thurstan, M.D., B.A., M.R.C.S., L.S.A. ⇒ p. 63

Places in Rusthall Common
Morning Star Public House
Poplar Cottages
St. Paul's Church
St. Paul's Estate
The Elms
Historical records

1830View on Rusthall CommonView on Rusthall Common, Tunbridge WellsPelton's Tunbridge Wells

1840HistoryRusthall CommonColbran's Tunbridge Wells

In the neighbourhood of Bishop's Down, a new Park has been commenced, called Nevill Park, the situation of which for building, has been happily chosen. It commands a most charming prospect, and its short distance from the chalybeate springs, renders it a particularly desirable residence for those who wish to derive benefit from the waters. There is a pleasant walk through this park from Bishop's Down to Rusthall Common, and four handsome houses are erected here. One of them, the property of the Rev. Mr. Bramley, is at present the residence of Lord Viscount Nevill. The gardens belonging to it are arranged with most exquisite taste, and form a perfect bijou. The views from all parts of the park are varied and extensive, and at each entrance is a remarkably pretty lodge, the rustic appearance of which harmonises well with the surrounding scenery.


25th Aug 1860Toad Rock, Rusthall CommonToad Rock, Rusthall Common, Rusthall by Rock & Co., LondonRusthall CommonPrivate collection

1880St Paul's, RusthallSt Paul's, Rusthall, Tunbridge WellsRusthall CommonPelton's Tunbridge Wells

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Friend, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rusthall, Kent; occupation: boot and shoe repairerJames Friend, boot and shoe repairerNo 2 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Alice Friend, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Rusthall, KentAlice Friend
Annie Friend, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rusthall, Kent; occupation: scholarAnnie Friend
Alice Friend, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rusthall, KentAlice Friend

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Saunders, F, Head, widowed, age 80, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperSarah Ann Saunders, housekeeperNo 3 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Harry Piper, M, Grandson, single, age 18, born Hawkhurst, Sussex; occupation: gardenerHarry Piper

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Helmsley, F, Head, widowed, age 71, born Withyham, SussexSarah HelmsleyNo 4 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Hoadley, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hoadley, farm labourerNo 5 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Emily Hoadley, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: laundressEmily Hoadley
John William Hoadley, M, Son, age 7, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarJohn William Hoadley
Arthur George Hoadley, M, Son, age 4, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarArthur George Hoadley
Ada Annie Hoadley, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tun Wells, KentAda Annie Hoadley

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Anne Skinner, F, Head, widowed, age 49, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: dairy maidMary Anne Skinner, dairy maidNo 6 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Turner, M, Head, married, age 30, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: labourerFrederick Turner, labourerNo 7 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Caroline Turner, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: laundressCaroline Turner [Butler]

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamson Diplock, M, Head, married, age 57, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSampson Diplock, farm labourerNo 8 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Charity Diplock, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Tun Wells, KentCharity Chandler
Jessie Diplock, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Framfield, Sussex, unemployed; occupation: servantJessie Chandler
Dorcas Diplock, F, Daughter, age 9, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarDorcas Diplock
Harold Diplock, M, Grandson, age 4, born Speldhurst, KentHarold Diplock

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Sellings, M, Head, married, age 64, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Sellin, farm labourerNo 9 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Ann Sellings, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Mayfield, SussexAnn Sellings [Foster]
John James Sellings, M, Son, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn James Sellings
John James Sellings, M, Son, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn James Sellings
William Bird, M, Boarder, single, age 37, born Tun Wells, Kent, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bird

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Young, F, Head, widowed, age 66, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation AnnuitantFrances YoungNo 10 Houses, facing Common1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Henry Young, M, Son, single, age 35, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Railway platelayerHenry Young

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Hazeldon, M, Head, married, age 43, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hazleden, farm labourerHouses on the Common, 1 Main Road1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Maria Hazeldon, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Speldhurst, KentMaria Hazelden
John Hazeldon, M, Son, age 15, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hazelden
Clara Hazeldon, F, Daughter, age 11, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarClara Hazelden
George Hazeldon, M, Son, age 8, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarGeorge Hazelden
Emily B. Hazeldon, F, Daughter, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarEmily Bessie Wickenden [Hazelden]
Willie Hazeldon, M, Son, age 2, born Speldhurst, KentWillie Hazelden
Louisa Hazeldon, F, Daughter, age 6, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarLouisa Hazelden

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Turner, M, Head, married, age 35, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: builder's labourerNoah Turner, builder's labourerHouses on the Common, 2 Main Road1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Ellen J. Turner, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Speldhurst, KentEllen Jane Turner [Young]
Frederick T. Turner, M, Son, age 13, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarFrederick T. Turner
Alice Turner, F, Daughter, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarAlice Turner
Sarah Ann Turner, F, Daughter, age 5, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarSarah Ann Turner
William Turner, M, Son, age 2, born Speldhurst, KentWilliam Turner
Ellen Turner, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born Speldhurst, KentEllen Turner

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Maynard, M, Head, married, age 54, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn Maynard, farm labourerHouses on the Common, 3 Main Road1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Mary Maynard, F, Wife, married, age 49, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: laundressMary Maynard
Mary Maynard, F, Daughter, age 13, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: laundressMary Maynard
Caleb Maynard, M, Son, age 10, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarCaleb Maynard
John Maynard, M, Son, age 9, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarJohn Maynard
Edward Maynard, M, Son, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarEdward Maynard

3rd Apr 1881CensusAbraham Garner, M, Head, married, age 25, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: labourerAbraham Garner, labourerHome1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Sarah Garner, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Fordscombe, KentSarah Garner
William Garner, M, Son, age 7, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: scholarWilliam Garner
Sarah Garner, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tun Wells, KentSarah Garner
Abraham Garner, M, Son, age 1, born Tun Wells, KentAbraham Garner

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard L. P. Cowell, M, Head, married, age 42, born Inverness, Scotland; occupation: major of H.M. armyRichard L. P. Cowell, major of H.M. armyRusthall1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Harriet E. Cowell, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Speldhurst, KentHarriet E. Cowell
Robert H. Cowell, M, Son, age 14, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarRobert H. Cowell
John C. Cowell, M, Son, age 11, born Gosport, Hampshire; occupation: scholarJohn C. Cowell
William Cowell, M, Son, age 9, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Cowell
Arthur Cowell, M, Son, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarArthur Cowell
Edward Cowell, M, Son, age 4, born Speldhurst, KentEdward Cowell
Mercy Gregsby, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: domestic servantMercy Gregsby
Hannah Weller, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: domestic servantHannah Weller

1889The Happy Valley from Rusthall CommonThe Happy Valley from Rusthall Common, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.Rusthall CommonPrivate collection

1896Rusthall CommonRusthall CommonPrivate collection

c 1900Happy ValleyHappy ValleyPrivate collection

1905The CommonThe Common, RusthallPrivate collection

1910Rusthall CommonRusthall Common photographed by Stengel & Co.Private collection

c 1910Rusthall ChurchRusthall Church painted by A.R. QuintonRusthall CommonPrivate collection

1912Rusthall ChurchRusthall Church, Tunbridge Wells photographed by KingswayRusthall CommonPrivate collection

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