In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Farnborough like this:
FARNBOROUGH, a village and a parish in Bromley district, Kent. The village stands near the direct railway to Tunbridge, 4¼ miles SE by S of Bromley; has a post office under Bromley, a railway station, a police station, a national school, a large brewery, and a fair on 12 Sept.; was once a market town; and gave the title of baron to the Longs. ...
The parish comprises 1, 412 acres. Real property, £3, 055. Pop., 955. Houses, 155. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Chelsfield, in the diocese of Canterbury. The church was built in the 17th century, and is good. The Bromley workhouse is here.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Farnborough, in Bromley and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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