OS Grid Reference: TQ5541
The 1841 population was 2,753

Administrative Units

Speldhurst fell within the Hundred of Washlingstone. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Tonbridge.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, PCC 1846-57.

Speldhurst parish included part of Tunbridge Wells town, also Groombridge chapel, Rusthall and Langton Green.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

  1. St Mary the Virgin (Ancient Parish church) 
  2. Groombridge, St John the Evangelist 
  3. Rusthall, St Paul Rusthall Common.
  4. Langton Green, All Saints Groombridge Hill.
  5. Evangelical Free Chapel: Northfields.  (1886). No information on registers


  • Wesleyan: Stonewall Park Rd, Langton Green.  Built 1871 (replaced earlier bldg?); closed cWWII.   Original registers from 1849.


For project purposes this parish is also covered by Tunbridge Wells FHS.

West Kent map