The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Groombridge
The Village Green, Groombridge in 1906
The Village Green, Groombridge in 1906
Groombridge is a village rather below the heights of Rusthall Common, its irregular but most picturesque red brick cottages standing amidst trees and overhanging ivy on the green slopes, from which to the left you can see the ancient church which tells its own tale of bygone days. … Very near it stands the gates and ornamental water of Groombridge Place. This house is replete with historic interest … this lovliest and most peaceful of homes without tendering our meed of notice, and indeed admiration to the beautiful tribe of peacocks which, in an imposing crowd, either flock to the porch, arranging themselves picturesquely on its stone balustrade, or disport themselves proudly in kaleidoscopic beauty over the lawns.
extract from Lady Hope's English Homes and Villages published in 1909
Groombridge is a village and parish in the East Grinstead division of Sussex, in the hundred of Hartfield, rape of Pevensey, rural deanery of East Grinstead, archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. Groombridge was formed as a separate parish from Withyham in Augut 1896. Groombridge lies on the border between Sussex and Kent wherin lies part of the village. It is 36 miles south of London
The population of Groombridge in 1891 was 695; in 1901 was 776; in 1911 was 792; in 1921 was 718; and in 1931 was 747.

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458Births551212435495168721
35Christenings114227
12Marriages22242
16Deaths1145212
10Burials1351
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 161
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 287
1797The Tunbridge Wells Guide by J. Sprange ⇒ p. 142
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 67
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 273
1874A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the History of the County to the present time, Volume II by Robert Furley, F.S.A.p. 12; p. 18; p. 722; p. 743; p. 839
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 130
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 163
1906Sussex by Wilfred BallPainting
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 48
1927The Sussex Highlands ⇒ p. 37
1933Country Houses of Kent by Arthur Oswald ⇒ p. 50

People of note
Sutton, Rev. Charles Nassau
(1859 - 1916)
Rector of Withyham
       

Picturesmore pictures 

Groombridge Chapel - 1809

Moat House - c 1890

Groombridge Hall - c 1890

St Thomass Church - c 1900

Glen Andred - c 1900

Groombridge - 1904

Garden of the Moated House - 1904
 

Groombridge Place - 1904

The Station - 1905

Groombridge Cottages - 1906

Village Green - 1906

Groombridge Hall - 1908

Glen Andred - 1910

Old Cottage - 1910
 

Groombridge Maps

c 1724

c 1795

c 1825

c 1875
 

Sussex Maps

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Places and properties in Groombridge - a directory of homes, farms, churches, schools, inns, and other places of interest that existed prior to 1900 has been compiled from Post Office directories, Kelly's directories, Trade directories, Census data, Ordnance survey maps and books of the period
Churches, Inns,
Schools, Shops
and other places of interest
Birchden Nursery, Birchden
Broadwater Bridge
Goldsmiths Arms, Park Corner
Groombridge Mill, The Green
Groombridge Place, The Green
Junction Hotel, Station Road
Methodist Chapel, Station Road
Springfield Place, Corseley Road
St Thomas' School, Corseley Road
St. John's Church, The Green
St. Thomas' Church, Corseley Road
St. Thomas' Vicarage, Corseley Road
Victoria Inn, Station Road
 
Roads and Streets
Birchden
Corseley Road
Eridge Road
Fielding Road
Forge Road
Groombridge Hill
Meadow Road
Park Corner
Springfield Road
Station Road
The Green
The Village
Withyham Road
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Barns
Beeney's [als Jasmine] Cottages, Withyham Road
Birchden Cottages, Birchden
Birchden Farm, Birchden
Birchden House, Birchden
Blue Houses, Groombridge Hill
Boney Cottages
Brick & Tile Works
Bridgers Farm, Park Corner
Broad Oak, Corseley Road
Bullfinches [als Goldfinches] Farm
Burrswood
Burrswood Farm
Burrswood Villas, Withyham Road
Buttercup [als Garden] Cottages, Withyham Road
Cannon House, Station Road
Chapel House, Station Road
Clark's Cottages, Corseley Road
Claylands Cottage, Corseley Road
Co Zleigh, Corseley Road
Corseley Cottage, Corseley Road
Corseley Farm, Corseley Road
Corseley House [als Villa], Corseley Road
Corseley Tan Yard, Corseley Road
Court Lodge, The Green
Eglandtine, Station Road
Ellerslie House, Corseley Road
Ferdinand Terrace, Corseley Road
Fielding House, Fielding Road
Florence, Corseley Road
Florence House, Withyham Road
Forge [als Hamsell Forge, Old Furnace] Farm, Forge Road
Glen Andred, Corseley Road
Groombridge Boarding School
Groombridge Junction, Station Road
Hardwick House, Station Road
Harts Cottage, Corseley Road
Heart Cottage, Station Road
Hendal Bridge Cottages
Hillcroft, Withyham Road
Hollyhouse, Withyham Road
Hope Cottages, Corseley Road
Huxley Villa, Springfield Road
Ivy Cottages, Birchden
Killiecrankie, Withyham Road
Lealands Cottage, Station Road
Lealands Farm, Station Road
Leyswood House
Lion Villas, Station Road
Luxfords Cottages, Station Road
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Manchester Villas, Station Road
Marketplace Farm, The Village
Motts Farm
Myrtle Cottages, Station Road
Newpark Cottage
Normans Cottages, Park Corner
North View, Station Road
Nursery Lodge House, Park Corner
Oak Cottages, Withyham Road
Oakland Cottages, Withyham Road
Oaklands Cottages, Corseley Road
Old Birchden Farm, Forge Road
Old Farm, Withyham Road
Old House, The Village
Park Corner Cottages, Park Corner
Park View, Station Road
Pinstraw Farm, Park Corner
Police Station, Station Road
Post Office, Station Road
Prospect Place, Station Road
Providence Cottages, Corseley Road
Railway Cottages, Station Road
Road Side Cottages, Corseley Road
Robins Croft, Corseley Road
Rose Cottage, Park Corner
Rose Cottages, Corseley Road
Rose Cottages, Station Road
Rosemary, Station Road
Senlac Place, Fielding Road
Sewage Farm
Somerset Villas, Corseley Road
Sommers Cottages, The Village
Springfield Villas, Springfield Road
Stone Cottages, Groombridge Hill
Stone Quarry [als Quarry Fram]
Sunnyside, Corseley Road
Tanyard Cottages, Corseley Road
The Cottage, Groombridge Hill
The Crossways, Corseley Road
The Elms, Corseley Road
The Firs, Corseley Road
The Gables, Corseley Road
The Haven, Corseley Road
The Orchard, Corseley Road
Top Hill Farm, Groombridge Hill
Victoria Cottage, Station Road
Waghorn House, Corseley Road
Wickens Cottage, Corseley Road
Woodmead, Corseley Road
Wyvern, Corseley Road

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