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THE PANTILES AND MOUNT EPHRAIM, TUNBRIDGE WELLS

THE PANTILES AND MOUNT EPHRAIM, TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Tunbridge Wells five miles from Tonbridge, was scarcely a hamlet when Lord North, on his way by, noticed some peculiarity in the water, drank some and found it did him good. The place gradually became popular just before the Civil War. The Cavaliers used to stay at Southborough and the Puritans at Rusthall. In 1685 a subscription was raised for a church. The Pantiles (bottom) were put up about the time of Queen Anne as the place grew popular. Mount Ephraim (top) is one of the surrounding hills named by the Puritans.

Other pictures from Historic Scenes along the Hastings Road


THE CHEQUERS AT TONBRIDGE

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