"CHIDDINGSTONE, a parish in the hundred of Seniorden, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, in the county of Kent, 6 miles S.W. of Sevenoaks, and 1 mile S.E. of Penshurst station of the London and South-Eastern line. It is situated on the river Eden in the Weald, and contains the hamlet of High Street. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £650, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, with tower and fine spire, and contains monuments to the Streatfield family. There are National and infant schools. High Street House and Stonewall Park are seats here. The Chiding Stone stands in the park. H. Streatfield, Esq., is lord of the manor, through the Burgh and Cobham families."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]