The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
The Village      Groombridge  
Places in The Village
Beeney's [a.k.a. Jasmine] Cottages
Broad Oak
Burrswood Villas
Buttercup [a.k.a. Garden] Cottages
Cannon House
Chapel House
Co Zleigh
Corseley Cottage
Corseley Farm
Corseley House [a.k.a. Villa]
Corseley Road
Ellerslie House
Ferdinand Terrace
Fielding House
Fielding Road
Florence House
Groombridge Junction
Hardwick House
Harts Cottage
Heart Cottage
Hope Cottages
Huxley Villa
Junction Hotel
Lealands Cottage
Lealands Farm
Lion Villas
Luxfords Cottages
Manchester Villas
Marketplace Farm
Meadow Road
Methodist Chapel
Myrtle Cottages
North View
Oak Cottages
Oakland Cottages
Oaklands Cottages
Old House
Park View
Police Station
Post Office
Prospect Place
Providence Cottages
Railway Cottages
Road Side Cottages
Robins Croft
Rose Cottages
Rose Cottages
Senlac Place
Somerset Villas
Sommers Cottages
Springfield Place
Springfield Road
Springfield Villas
St Thomas' School
St. Thomas' Church
St. Thomas' Vicarage
Station Road
Tanyard Cottages
The Crossways
The Elms
The Firs
The Gables
The Haven
The Orchard
Victoria Cottage
Victoria Inn
Waghorn House
Wickens Cottage
Withyham Road
Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Creacy, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex, occupation: labourerWilliam Creacy, labourerGate1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Creacy, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49Mary Creacy

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Tasker, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Tasker, farm labourerCottage1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Emmy Tasker, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexEmma Tasker [Gasson]

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Nash, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation SawyerRichard Nash, carpenterCottage1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Nash, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Nash [Everest]
Mary Nash, F, [Daughter], age 3 months, born SussexMary Nash

1851Whitlock, Rev. BenjaminReverend Benjamin Whitelock, M.A.GroombridgePost Office Directory

1851Jeffrey, Henry; occupation: surgeonDr Henry Jeffrey, general practitioner, M.R.C.S.GroombridgePost Office Directory

1851Chewter, Thos.; occupation: shoe makerThomas Chewter, shoe makerGroombridgePost Office Directory

1851Clifton, David, occupation: beer retailerDavid Clifton, beer retailerGroombridgePost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Bassett, M, Head, married, age 67, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: gardenerGeorge Bassett, gardenerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Frances Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Groombridge, SussexFrances Bassett [Turner]
James Bassett, M, Son, single, age 21, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: groomJames Bassett

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Hall, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carrier and coal merchantThomas Hall, carrier and coal merchantGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Ann Hall, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Penshurst, KentAnn Hall [Snashall]
Ann Hall, F, Daughter, age 12, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarAnn Hall
Thomas J. Hall, M, Son, age 8, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarThomas Hall
Mary Hall, F, Sister, single, age 48, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: sempstressMary Hall

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Corke, M, Head, married, age 37, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: coal carterJohn Corke, coal carterGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Jane S. Corke, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Groombridge, KentJane S. Corke
Sarah Corke, F, Daughter, age 10, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarSarah Corke
Clara Corke, F, Daughter, age 8, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarClara Corke
Ernest J. Corke, M, Son, age 6, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarErnest J. Corke
Alfred Corke, M, Son, age 3, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarAlfred Corke

3rd Apr 1881CensusSpencer Barden, M, Head, married, age 60, born Pett, Sussex, occupation: blacksmithSpencer Barden, blacksmithBlacksmiths Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Caroline Barden, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Icklesham, SussexCaroline Barden
Isaac Barden, M, Son, single, age 24, born Fairlight, Sussex, handicap: deaf and dumbIsaac Barden
Charlotte F. Barden, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Speldhurst, Kent, occupation: servantCharlotte F. Barden

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Morris, M, Head, married, age 58, born High Halden, Kent; occupation: carpenterThomas Morris, carpenterBlacksmiths Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Mary Ann Morris, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Deal, KentMary Ann Morris
Edward Morris, M, Son, age 14, born Stroud, Gloucester; occupation: scholarEdward Morris
Mary Valrick, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: dressmakerMary Valrick

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Sands, M, Head, married, age 26, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: carpenterCharles Sands, carpenterGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Emma Sands, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Tenterden, KentEmma Sands
Sarah C. Sands, F, Daughter, age 4, born Groombridge, KentSarah C. Sands
Charles E. Sands, M, Son, age 5 m, born Groombridge, KentCharles E. Sands

3rd Apr 1881CensusIsaac Rye, M, Head, married, age 73, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation Farm labourerIsaac RyeGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Theodoria Rye, F, Wife, married, age 59, born LondonTheodoria Rye [Hewett]
Joseph A. Rye, M, Son, single, age 18, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Bricklayer's labourerJoseph A. Rye
Nathaniel Hewett, M, Father in law, widowed, age 87, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Former farm labourerNathaniel Hewett

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Adams, M, Head, widowed, age 70, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Adams, farm labourerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Ann Skinner, F, Servant, married, age 62, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: housekeeperAnn Skinner

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Gammon, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantCharles Gammon, farm servantGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Emily Gammon, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Gammon
Emily Gammon, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Speldhurst, KentEmily Gammon

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Brown, M, Head, married, age 48, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: railway platelayerHenry Brown, railway platelayerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Agnes Brown, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Frant, SussexAgnes Brown
Elizabeth Brown, F, Daughter, age 10, born Winchester, Hampshire; occupation: scholarElizabeth Brown
William H. Brown, M, Son, age 7, born Chatham, Kent; occupation: scholarWilliam H. Brown
Edith P. Brown, F, Daughter, age 6, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarEdith P. Brown
Jesse Brown, M, Son, age 2, born Speldhurst, KentJesse Brown
Harry T. Brown, M, Son, age 3, born Frant, SussexHarry T. Brown
Infant Brown, M, Son, age 1 m, born Speldhurst, KentInfant Brown

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Divall, M, Head, married, age 53, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: fish dealerFrederick Divall, fish dealerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Ellen Divall, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Divall
Frances Divall, F, Niece, single, age 21, born Edenbridge, KentFrances Divall
Horace H. Sumner, M, Grandson, age 10, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarHorace H. Sumner
Ethel M. Seymour, F, Nurse Child, age 1, born Tun Wells, KentEthel M. Seymour

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Horsey, M, Head, married, age 61, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerWilliam Horsey, gardenerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Mary Horsey, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Horsey
Sarah Horsey, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: servantSarah Horsey

3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria Catchbert, F, Head, single, age 81, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: annuitantMaria Catchbert, annuitantGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Mary J. Sands, F, Servant, widowed, age 51, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: nurseMary J. Sands

3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert Lewis, M, Head, married, age 36, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: harness makerHerbert Lewis, harness makerHarness Makers Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Mary Lewis, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Kilburn, MiddlesexMary Lewis
Herbert W. Lewis, M, Son, age 6, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarHerbert W. Lewis
Kate Lewis, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Groombridge, KentKate Lewis

3rd Apr 1881CensusMaurice Remnant, M, Head, married, age 31, born Bramber, Sussex; occupation Plumber and PainterMaurice RemnantHarness Makers Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Maryann Remnant, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Lincoln, LincolnMaryann Remnant
May E. Remnant, F, Daughter, age 7, born Reigate, Surrey; occupation ScholarMay E. Remnant
Harriett Remnant, F, Daughter, age 6, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation ScholarHarriett Remnant
Louisa Remnant, F, Daughter, age 5, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation ScholarLouisa Remnant
George Remnant, M, Son, age 3, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation ScholarGeorge Remnant
Fred Remnant, M, Son, age 1, born Groombridge, KentFred Remnant
Frank Remnant, M, Son, age 1 m, born Groombridge, KentFrank Remnant

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Kemp, M, Head, married, age 59, born Seaford, Sussex; occupation: clock makerAlfred Kemp, clock makerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Eleanor Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general managerEleanor Kemp
Stuart Kemp, M, Son, single, age 19, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: music studentStuart Kemp
Elizabeth E. Kemp, F, Daughter, age 16, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: general servantElizabeth E. Kemp
Winnifred H. Kemp, F, Daughter, age 14, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarWinnifred H. Kemp

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Haffenden, M, Head, married, age 74, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: tax collectorRobert Haffenden, millerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Harriett Haffenden, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Seaford, SussexHarriett Haffenden [Champion]

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Sands, M, Head, married, age 56, employs 2 men; occupation: carpenter and joinerSamuel Sands, carpenterGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
Annall Sands, F, Wife, married, age 46, born ScotlandAnne Maria Sands [Smith]
Elizabeth Sands, F, Daughter, single, age 34, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: assistantJanet Sands
William Sands, M, Son, single, age 22, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: carpenterWilliam Sands, carter
William Wallis, M, Lodger, single, age 31, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general practitioner and M.R.C.S.Dr William Wallis, general medical practitioner

1906Groombridge CottagesGroombridge Cottages, GroombridgePrivate collection

1906Village GreenVillage Green, GroombridgePrivate collection

c 1910Burrs WoodBurrs Wood, Groombridge photographed by M. Kemp, The Walks, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1910The CottageThe Cottage, Groombridge photographed by H.H. Camburn for G.L. Bingham, The Black and White Shop, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1910Court LodgeCourt Lodge, Groombridge photographed by M. Kemp, The Walks, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1910The WalksThe Walks, Groombridge photographed by M. Kemp, The Walks, GroombridgePrivate collection

c 1910Post OfficePost Office, GroombridgePrivate collection

c 1910The WalksThe Walks, Groombridge painted by A.R. QuintonPrivate collection

1912The Blue CottagesThe Blue Cottages, GroombridgePrivate collection

1915The Crown InnThe Crown Inn, Groombridge painted by A.R. QuintonPrivate collection

1928The WalksThe Walks, GroombridgePrivate collection

1939Groombridge MillGroombridge Mill, GroombridgeThe VillageStraker's Waterdown Mills

c 1960St Michael's and St Faith's, BurrswoodSt Michael's and St Faith's, Burrswood, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1960BurrswoodBurrswood, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

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

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