Pigots 1840 - Kent

Westerham & neighbourhood


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Westerham is a small market town and parish in the hundred of its name and lathe of Sutton-at Hone – 21 miles SE from London, 22 W from Maidstone and 7 w from Seven Oaks; situated on the declivity of an eminence, and near to the source of the river Darent, which passes in a north eastern direction through the parish. The town is neat and clean and from the elevated part of the parish the Dome of St Paul’s, London can be discerned in a clear day by the naked eye. In the vicinity are some splendid seats; that of Hon Mrs Warde presents some beautiful views, and the park, which is open to the inhabitants, is truly delightful. Quebec House, worthy of particular notice as the birth place of General Wolfe also adorns this neighbourhood; in the grounds is a column with an inscription commemorative of the actions and the death of that intrepid warrior, and in the church is a cenotaph to his memory. Two remarkable phenomena termed “land slips” occurred here in the years of 1596 and 1756; in the former nine acres of ground continued in motion for eleven days; and in the latter two acres and a half – some parts sinking into pits and others swelling into hills. The church dedicated to St Mary, is a capacious and venerable pile; the benefice is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Rev Richard Board. There are places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists and society of friends, and a national school for children of both sexes, the latter supported by voluntary subscriptions. The market is held on Wednesday; and an annual fair on 3rd May, for cattle and toys. The population of the town and parish of Westerham amounted at the last census to 1985 persons.

 

POST OFFICE – William BENNETT, Postmaster. Letters from all parts arrive (from Seven Oaks and Godstone), every morning at half past eight and are despatched every evening to Godstone at five and to Seven Oaks at six.

 

NOBILITY, GENTRY & CLERGY

 

BAILLIE David esq, Hill park

BOARD Rev Richard

BOSWORTH Thomas Holmes esq

DIVETT Miss Maria

FRANCIS Mrs Mary

LEWIS Fuller Wenham esq, Westfield grange

LOUTITT Miss Magdalene

LOVEDAY Mrs Ann

MACKIE Mrs Sarah

MORETON Rev William

PRICE Mrs Mary

SALE Mrs Elizabeth

SAUNDERS Mr William

SINGLETON Mrs Maria

STRATTEN Mr William

STREATFEILD Rev Thomas, Chart’s edge

URQUHART Rev Charles Ives

WARDE Charles esq, Squerries lodge

WARDE The Hon Mrs Susannah, Squerries

WELCH Samuel esq

WHITTAKER Mrs, Marriners

WILLARD Miss Ann

 

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS

 

BALDERSTONE Maria, (ladies boarding)

National Schools, Hosey Hill, William RAY, master; Mary SEWELL, mistress

PALMER Clayton, (gents boarding)

PLANE Ann, (day)

RAY William, (day)

TOOVEY Richard Tupper, (boarding & day)

 

ATTORNEYS

 

BOSWORTH Thomas Holmes, (steward of the Manor of Westerham, clerk to the magistrates and to the commissioners of land and assessed taxes)

QUALLETT James

 

AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISRS

 

DAVIS Nathaniel, (& house & estate agent)

EDGAR John

 

BAKERS

 

HOWARD John

NORTON George

NORTON George jun

 

BLACKSMITHS & FARRIERS

 

GIBBARD John

PALIN Robert

 

BOOKSELLER & STATIONR

 

GEORGE Henry, (& printer & binder)

 

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

 

COLGATE William

COSTIDELL John

MILLS Thomas

ROBERTSON Josiah

SHOUBRIDGE John

SMITH Thomas

WELLER William

WESTON William

 

BREWERS

 

DAVIS Nathaniel

DAY Robert

 

BRICKLAYERS

 

CASTLE Henry

STANFORD William

WOOD Andrew

 

BUTCHERS

 

DALTON George

LOCK William

OSBORNE Walter

TELL Edward (pork)

 

CABINET MAKER & UPHOLSTERER

 

DAVIS Nathaniel

 

CARPENTERS & BUILDERS

 

BELLCHAMBERS Robert

STRUDWICK James

TURNEY James

 

CLOTHES DEALERS

 

KNIGHT John & Son

STEER Mary

 

COACH PROPRIETORS

 

DAVIS Nathaniel, Warde Arms

KIDDER Robert, Kings Arms

 

CORN DEALERS

 

CATTELL John

HOWARD John

MILLS Alexander

TOWNSEND William

 

FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS

 

Alliance, Thomas Holmes BOSWORTH

Atlas, Henry SAUNDERS

Britannia, John EDGAR

Norwich Union, Henry GEORGE

Phoenix, John DUNCAN

Royal Exchange, Thomas GREEN

 

GROCERS & DEALERS IN SUNDRIES

 

ATHERFOLD John, (& tallow chandler & sprit merchant)

COSTIDELL John

EDGAR John, (& china, glass &c dealer)

GREEN Henry

KING Thomas

KNIGHT John & Son

SMITH Philadelphia

STRUDWICK James

TELL Edward

THOMPSON Thomas

TOWNSEND William

 

INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES

 

General Wolfe, James DAVIS

George, Richard MACKRELL

Grasshopper, Francis BANTICK

Kings Arms, (family & posting), Robert KIDDER

Warde Arms, (commercial), Nathaniel DAVIS

 

IRONMONGERS

 

ATHERFOLD John

BURGESS Edward, (& brazier & tinman)

THOMPSON Thomas

 

LINEN DRAPERS

 

ATHERFOLD John

COLEMAN John

GREEN Thomas

KNIGHT John & Son

WEBB Henry

 

MALTSTERS

 

DAY Robert

WATKINS William Finnis

 

MILLERS

 

GREEN Thomas

HOWARD John

 

MILLWRIGHT & ENGINEER

 

ASHBY William

 

NURSERY & SEEDSMEN

 

CATTELL John

SMITH Joseph

 

SURGEONS

 

BRYANT John Berry

THOMPSON Charles Matthew

 

SURVEYORS

 

PALIN Robert (road)

SAUNDERS William, (& appraiser and land agent)

 

TAILORS & DRAPERS

 

ATHERFOLD John

GREEN Thomas

TURNER & Son

 

WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS

 

ANDREWS William Henry

FOWLE Edward

 

WHEELWRIGHTS

 

GLOVER James, (coach & cart)

WOOD John, (& timber merchant)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

BRIGGS James, fruiterer & fishmonger

CARACCIA John, jeweller

DUNCAN John, painter, glazier & paperhanger

EDGAR James, druggist & veterinary surgeon

Excise Office at the George, Thomas WARNER, officer

GROSSMITH William, fellmonger & glover

HEAD Robert, saddler & harness maker

KING Thomas, basket maker

Mechanics Institute, Rev Thomas STREATFEILD, president; Thomas THOMPSON, secretary

POTTER James, furniture broker

PUDDEFOOT George, hairdresser

SAUNDERS Henry, lime burner

SKERRATT Lydia, milliner

TOWNSEDND William, coal merchant

TURNER & Son, toy dealers

WELLER William, parish clerk

WELLS William, cooper

WHITMORE Thomas, currier & leather seller

 

COACHES

 

To London, the Times, (from Sundridge), calls at the Kings Arms, every morning (Sundays excepted), at eight – and an Omnibus, from the same Inn, every Monday and Saturday morning at seven, both go through Keston and Bromley

 

VAN – for passengers and goods

 

To Maidstone ___ RICHARDS from the Kings Arms, every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday morning at ten

 

CARRIERS

 

To London, James WINCHESTER’s Waggon, from his house every Monday & Thursday – and John BEALE’s Van from his house every Tuesday & Friday.

 


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