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"EDENBRIDGE, a parish, small market and post town, in the hundred of Westerham, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, county Kent, 6 miles S. of Westerham, and 10 N.W. of Tonbridge Wells. It is situated on the Eden, a tributary of the river Medway, and is a station on the South-Eastern railway. Hops are extensively cultivated in this neighbourhood. Iron-ore was formerly obtained here. Mineral springs are abundant, and the town is well lighted with gas. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Canterbury, value £330. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul. It contains an antique stone font, also tombs and brasses of the Selyards and other families. There are a few small charities. The Independents and Baptists have each a chapel. There are National and British schools. Tuesday is market day for corn; the third Tuesday in each month for cattle. A fair is held on the 6th May for cattle, toys, &c."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]


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