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Church of St Peter & St Paul, Edenbridge

We aren't short of history here in Edenbridge and here you'll find all the details. We've broken the key stories and facts down into bite-sized chunks so there's no reason not to dive in!

12 May 2021
The Chiddingstone Hoard was found by a metal detectorist in 2016. The... Continue reading...
Chiddingstone Hoard
20 January 2021
Edenbridge has a long and distinguished history, from the Roman road crossing... Continue reading...
The Great Stone Bridge

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John Surtees was born in 1934 in Tatsfield and died in 2017. He was the only British motorsport racer to win world championships on two and four wheels. Edenbridge was proud of his long connection with the town, where the Surtees team factory and business was based for 56 years. This photo was from an […]

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The first bridge was built in the reign of Henry VII and the Great Stone Bridge Trust was established to care for it, possibly as early as 1511 . Legend has it that it was in response to complaints by two ladies of the Parish who found it inconvenient to use the stepping stones to […]

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The Chiddingstone Hoard was found by a metal detectorist in 2016. The hoard of 10 gold coins has been verified by the British Museum as Iron Age from about 60-50BC and as these coins are usually found individually, it was very exciting to find a hoard. They were made by melting metal and pouring it […]

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Edenbridge has a long and distinguished history, from the Roman road crossing the river at Edenbridge, to medieval buildings, coaching inns, courtyards, traditional English gardens, and old churches, that all have a story to tell. Here’s a  brief overview of the most important events and places. Early times – Roman route and Saxon swine Edenbridge […]

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