Searching for "PENSHURST"

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  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "PENSHURST":
    Place name County Entry Source
    Penshurst, and Speldhurst; the vicarages of Brenchley, Lamberhurst, Leigh, Pembury, Tudeley, and Tunbridge; and the p. curacies of Mark-Beech Imperial
    CHICHESTER Sussex Penshurst, Brightling, Burwash, Etchingham, Waldron, and Warbleton; the vicarages of Dallington, Heathfield, Salehurst, and Ticehurst; and the p. curacies of Stonegate Imperial
    CHIDDINGSTONE, or Chydingstone Kent Penshurst r. station, and 6 WSW of Tunbridge; contains interesting specimens of old gabled timbered houses; and has a post Imperial
    Eden Sussex rises 2½ miles W. of East Grinstead, Sussex, and flows 12 miles NE. past Edenbridge to the Medway at Penshurst. Bartholomew
    EDEN (The) Kent
    runs about 12 miles in an east-north-easterly direction, . past Lingfield, Edenbridge, and Chiddingstone, to the Medway at Penshurst. Imperial
    Fordcomb Kent Fordcomb , eccl. dist., Penshurst par., Kent, pop. 627. Bartholomew
    FORDCOMB-GREEN Kent Penshurst parish, Kent; 4 miles W of Tunbridge-Wells. It has a post office under T-W., a chapel of ease Imperial
    Hobby Hall Kent Hobby Hall , seat, 3¾ m. from Penshurst sta., W. Kent. Bartholomew
    KENT Kent Penshurst Castle, Scott's Hall, Sissinghurst Park, Smiths H all, South Park, Southwood House, Torre Hill, Wilderness Park, Belvedere House Imperial
    MEDWAY (THE) Kent
    Penshurst, to Tunbridge; goes thence, east-north-eastward, to Yalding; proceeds thence windingly, north-eastward, past Wateringbury and Barming, to Maidstone Imperial
    Penshurst Kent Penshurst , par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent - par. (containing Fordcombe), 4568 ac., pop. 1673; vil. at confluence of rivers Bartholomew
    PENSHURST Kent PENSHURST , a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Sevenoaks district, Kent. The village stands at the confluence of the rivers Imperial
    Redleaf Kent Redleaf , seat, Penshurst par., Kent, 6 miles NW. of Tunbridge Wells. Bartholomew
    REDLEAF Kent Penshurst parish, Kent; 6 miles N W of Tunbridge Wells. It belonged to the Harveys; passed to the Spencers and the Wellses Imperial
    SEVENOAKS Kent Penshurst, and comprises 67, 488 acres. Poor-rates in 1863, £11, 993. Pop. in 1851, 22,095; in 1861, 22,039. Houses Imperial
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