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Frant, a village in Ticehurst district, Sussex, and a parish and a sub-district in the same district, but partly also in Kent.The village stands 1-1/4 mile west-south-west of the nearest part of the Tunbridge and Hastings railway, and 3 miles south of Tunbridge Wells;and has a station on the railway and a post office under Tunbridge Wells.The parish includes also Hawkenbury and part of Tunbridge Wells town.Acres, 8,872;of which about 310 are in Kent.Real property, £13,394.Population in 1861, 2,469.Houses, 488.Population of the Kent portion, 307.Houses, 58.The property is subdivided. Bayham Abbey and Eridge Castle are here.About 130 acres are under hops.There are quarries and mineral springs, a reservoir for supplying Tunbridge Wells with water, and a public fountain to the memory of the late Prince Consort. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester.Value, £800 with a habitable glebe house.Patron, the Earl of Abergavenny.The church is good.The vicarage of Eridge Green and the perpetual curacy of Broadwater are separate charges. There are national schools and charities of £23. The sub-district is conterminate with the parish. Eridge Green, a village in Frant parish, and a chapelry in Frant and Rotherfield parishes, Sussex.The village stands near the Brighton and Tunbridge Wells railway, 2-3/4 miles southwest-by-west of Tunbridge Wells;and has a post office under Tunbridge Wells, and a rail station.The chapelry was constituted in 1856.Population in 1861, 575.Houses, 113.The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester.Value, £150 with a habitable glebe house.Patron, the Earl of Abergavenny. Broadwater, a chapelry in Frant parish, Sussex;near Tunbridge Wells.Population in 1861, 577.Living, a perpetucal curacy.Patron, Lord Abergavenny.The church was built in 1866, and is in the French late first pointed style.1
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales.  (London, England:  A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).


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