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1830 to 1840HistoryGrove HillColbran's Tunbridge Wells

Opposite one of the entrances to the Park is Baston Cottage, an elegant building in the Gothic stile of architecture. It is the property of Decimus Burton, Esq. There are some extensive pleasure grounds here, which are laid out with great taste. Immediately adjacent to Baston cottage, are the Calverley Nursery Grounds, in the occupation of Mr. William Piper, which always afford a most delightful lounge to visitors, and are well worth seeing. The building of the new town appeared to act as a powerful stimulus, for while this was going on the Windmill Fields in the neighbourhood of Calverley were covered with cottages, and much of the adjoining land was also built upon. Several detached villas have been erected, as well as a row of houses, called Park View, pleasantly situated, which command an extensive prospect. Adjoining these is Grove Hill comprising a number of genteel residences and first-rate lodging-houses, which are eagerly sought after during the season.


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1840Grove HillGrove Hill, Tunbridge Wells by C. T. DoddColbran's Tunbridge Wells

1st Dec 1862Grove HillGrove Hill, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonPrivate collection

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Jennings, M, Head, married, age 70, born London; occupation: landownerJoseph Jennings, landowner2 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Elizabeth Jennings, F, Wife, married, age 65, born LondonElizabeth Jennings
William Moore, M, Servant, married, age 27, born St Georges, Middlesex; occupation: servantWilliam Moore
Emma Pursey, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation ServantEmma Pursey
Eliza Burton, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Gt Pandon, Essex, occupation: servantEliza Burton

3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah J. Brands, F, Head, widowed, age 83, born Hammersmith, Middlesex, occupation: annuitantHannah J. Brands, annuitant11 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Anne E. Brands, F, Daughter, single, age 62, born Piccadilly, Middlesex, occupation: annuitantAnne E. Brands
Mary Lewis, F, Servant, widowed, age 60, born Stansted, Hertford; occupation: servantMary Lewis
Jane Mitchells, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: servantJane Mitchells

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Gray, M, Head, single, age 60, born Scotland; occupation: tutorJames Gray, tutor9 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Bayfield, F, Head, widowed, age 56, born Dunmow, Essex, occupation: lodging house keeperSarah Bayfield [Salmon], lodging house keeper9 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
John J. Bayfield, M, Son, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, occupation: scholarJohn J. Bayfield
Lydia Salmon, F, Sister, single, age 38, born Shaxted, Essex, occupation: companionLydia Salmon

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Noakes, M, Head, married, age 57, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation Linen DraperWilliam Noakes5 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Annie Noakes, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Lamberhurst, KentAnnie Noakes [Wickham]
Harry Noakes, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation ScholarHarry Noakes
Florence A. Wickham, F, Stepdaughter, age 15, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation ScholarFlorence A. Wickham
Alice M. Wickham, F, Stepdaughter, age 14, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation ScholarAlice M. Wickham
Kate Wickham, F, Stepdaughter, age 13, born Goudhurst, KentKate Wickham
Benjamin Wickham, M, Visitor, married, age 46, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation FarmerBenjamin Wickham
Jane Wickham, F, Visitor, married, age 45, born Horsmonden, KentJane Wickham
Elizabeth A. Mann, F, Governess, single, age 33, born New Romney, Kent; occupation: governessElizabeth A. Mann
Lucy Izzard, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Crowboro, Sussex; occupation: cookLucy Izzard
Anne Elvey, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: housemaidAnne Elvey

3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Erskine, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Bolaroun, East Indies; occupation: annuitantEmily Erskine, annuitant10 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Keith H. Erskine, F, Daughter, single, age 45, born Hydrabad, India; occupation: annuitantKeith H. Erskine
Eth. Ross Grove, F, Daughter, married, age 42, born Leckie, Stirling, Scotland; occupation: annuitantEthel Ross Grove
Constance Grove, F, Granddaughter, single, age 16, born Derbingham, NorfolkConstance Grove
Ellen Shaw, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Bloomsbury, Middlesex; occupation: lady's maidEllen Shaw
Mary A. Pinfold, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Banbury, Oxford; occupation CookMary A. Pinfold
Kate Hendly, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: servantKate Hendly

3rd Apr 1881CensusDulcibella Sawbridge, F, Head, single, age 61, born Stratton On Dunsmore, Warwick; occupation: annuitantDulcibella Sawbridge, annuitant7 and 8 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Rosanna Sawbridge, F, Sister, single, age 58, born Stratton On Dunsmore, Warwick; occupation: annuitantRosanna Sawbridge
Sophia Holworthy, F, Cousin, single, age 61, born Crorall Rectory, Derby; occupation: annuitantSophia Holworthy
William Fordham, M, Servant, married, age 75, born Wadstock, Essex; occupation: servantWilliam Fordham
Sarah Fordham, F, Servant, married, age 65, born London; occupation: servantSarah Fordham
Ellen Sowell, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: servantEllen Sowell
Ellen Baker, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Thurston, Suffolk; occupation: servantEllen Baker
Rose Pace, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Titsey, Surrey; occupation ServantRose Pace
Lucy Eastwood, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: servantLucy Eastwood

3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria Dothie, F, Head, married, age 48, born Wycombe, BuckinghamMaria Dothie12 Grove Hill1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Rhoda Collins, F, Niece, single, age 23, born Wycombe, Buckingham; occupation: governessRhoda Collins
Sarah Sherwin, F, Visitor, widowed, age 62, born Shoreditch, Middlesex; occupation: annuitantSarah Sherwin
Sarah F. Sherwin, F, Visitor, single, age 32, born Shoreditch, Middlesex; occupation: annuitantSarah F. Sherwin
Martha Burton, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Westminster, Middlesex, occupation: servantMartha Burton
Mary Parkes, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation ServantMary Parkes

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