Bidborough, Kent
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Bidborough, Kent, England

Bidborough, Kent

Bidborough Ridge, looking northBidbourough Ridge, Right, looking north, March 2000
The view looking north from Bidborough Ridge Road.
In  the 15th century, the Culpepers owned a considerable potion of this valley.
Photographs taken March 2000 by Warren Culpepper

Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh will of 1428: "The manor of Bernet in Leghe, Penserst, Bitteberg (Bidborough) and Tonbregge, with the mill of Greenerssh and lands called Scottegrove in Asshe, Gatewicke mede in Otteford, and rents and farms in Sele and Sevenoaks, to Thomas my son and his heirs, remainder to Nicholas his brother, remainder to the heirs of me and Joyce lately my wife, remainder to my right heirs."

1831 Topographical Dictionary

BIDBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of WASHLINGSTONE, lathe of AYLESFORD, county of KENT, 3 miles SW from Tunbridge, containing 192 inhabitants. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence.

Location: Off the B2176, 15 miles SW of Maidstone and 12 miles NW of Goudhurst.
National Grid Coordinates: TQ 565 432

St. Lawrence Church, Bidborough, Kent, EnglandSt. Lawrence Church
Bidborough, Kent

Ancient Parish
Original registers from 1558

No Culpeper memorials have been found in this church and the Culpepers were in this parish prior to the earliest parish registers. 

Location: Off the B2176, in the middle of Bidborough.
National Grid CoordinatesTQ 565 432

Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015

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