Hollingbourne Manor
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Hollingbourne Manor and
Hollingbourne, Kent

Also see: Greenway Court and All Saints Church at Hollingbourne

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Culpepper History

This tall Tudor manor house was held by the Culpepers for around 125 years. It was first acquired in 1590 by Francis Culpeper of Greenway Court, co. Kent (1538-1591). Francis was the second son of a direct ancestor of the modern-day Culpeppers: William Culpeper, Esq. of Lossenham and Wigsell. Francis was succeeded to this manor by his son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, the Elder, Knight (1575-1661). He, in turn was succeeded by his son Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knight (1625-1697). He, in turn, was succeeded by his son William Culpeper of Hollingbourne (1664-1726), who was the last Culpeper who held Hollingbourne.

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Hollingbourne Village History

History of Hollingbourne by Helen Allinson. Published 2002. 255 pages. Fully indexed. 31 illustrations. Contains a whole chapter on the Culpepers.

Cost is 15 including p&p. Send sterling cheques to:
H.
Allinson, 34 Woodstock Rd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England ME10 4HN.

Mrs. Allinson is
an established local historian and the author of two previous village histories on  Borden and Bredgar. 

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Hollingbourne Manor

Hollingbourne Manor, the famous home of a prominent Kentish family, the Culpeppers, is a Grade 1 listed Elizabethan manor house. It is situated in the charming village of Hollingbourne at the foot of the North Downs, with its cluster of period properties, public houses, post office and newsagent. Hollingbourne railway station is about a third of a mile away with services to London (Victoria), and Hollingbourne County Primary School is also a short distance away. The County town of Maidstone is about 5 miles and offers an excellent shopping centre, schools, leisure amenities and 2 mainline railway stations. Historic Leeds Castle is about 2 miles away and pleasant walks and riding can be enjoyed through the surrounding countryside with the property being only a short distance from the Pilgrims Way. Junction 8 of the M20 is about 1-1/2miles away, giving access to London ( about 42 miles), Ashford (about 13 miles) and the Channel Tunnel Terminal (about 28 miles), whilst also linking up with the M25 Orbital around London. (Source: The brochure, from the mid 1990's, was provided to Culpepper Connections! by Judith Hall, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.)

Location:
0.1 mile N of All Saints Church, on Upper Street
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 843 553

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Village of Hollingbourne

1831 Topographical Dictionary:
Hollingbourn, a parish in the hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, county of Kent, 6 miles E from Maidstone, containing 1000 inhabitants... The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a handsome edifice, attached to which is a chapel with a marble floor, containing a superb monument to the memory of Lady Culpepper.

Location:
14 miles NE of Goudhurst.
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 843 551

Also see:
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Pictures of Hollingbourne at Maidstone Borough Council's website

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The Hollingbourne Village website

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Greenway Court at Hollingbourne.

Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015

 

 
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