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Farnborough

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"FARNBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of Ruxley, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, county Kent, 4 miles S.E. of Bromley, its post town, and 14 from London. It is situated on the Sevenoaks road, and includes the hamlets of Green-street Green and Lock's Bottom. A market was formerly held here. It is in the Metropolitan Police district, and jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court. The Bromley Union poorhouse stands in this parish. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Chelsfield, in the diocese of Canterbury. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, was rebuilt in 1639, the ancient structure having been destroyed by a tempest. The charities produce about £2 per annum. There is an infant school. Benjamin Badger, Esq., is lord of the manor. A fair is held on the 12th September. The Long family takes the title of baron from this place."

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

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

"GREEN STREET GREEN, a hamlet in the parish of Farnborough, hundred of Ruxley, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, county Kent, 1 mile S.E. of Farnborough, and 5 miles from Bromley. A large brewery gives employment to many of the people. There is a good National school in the village."

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

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Historical Geography

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