Farnborough  Kent


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.

Farnborough through time

Farnborough is now part of Bromley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bromley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Farnborough itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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