Sevenoaks  Kent


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Sevenoaks like this:

Sevenoaks, market town and par., Kent, 7½ miles NW. of Tunbridge Junction and 22 miles SE. of London by rail - par., 6805 ac., pop. 8035; town, pop. 6296; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town derives its name from seven oaks which once stood here, and is picturesquely situated on an eminence amidst beantiful scenery. ...

It is a favourite centre for tourists, and enjoys amenities from the mansions and country residences in the neighbourhood. The grammar school was founded in 1432; there are also several almshouses. At a large open space in the town famous cricket matches are played. In addition to the weekly market monthly stock markets are held.

Sevenoaks through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sevenoaks in Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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