Author Archives: Ruiha Smalley

Spring/Summer 2018 update

Over the last couple of weeks volunteers have been focusing on evaluating the geophysical anomaly on the Lees Court estate. This is a Kent Archaeological Society led project. If you are interested in joining activities during the summer, go to … Continue reading

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Cobham Landscape Detectives research note 6: the Manor of Henhurst

Introduction This Research Note describes the varied history of the Henhurst manor and its lords over a thousand year period. It draws upon a variety of primary and secondary sources though it can say nothing of the actual buildings of … Continue reading

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Village life in wartime Cobham

The BFI have a given access to an amateur film made in Cobham, Kent in 1944. “You’d never know there was a war on in sleepy Cobham until you see the soldiers – otherwise life goes on at a slow … Continue reading

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Cobham Landscape Detectives research note 5: the Manor of Vyaunds

Introduction The family of Vyaundes (with various spellings) was in London and Cobham from at latest 1299 and Margery, the last of them, seem to have died about 1370. After that date, their land appears as a small manor, which … Continue reading

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A2 road consultation has begun – it could affect local archaeology

The A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet road consultation has opened. Page 11 of the consultation booklet indicates that local archaeology may be affected if option 2 of the Ebbsfleet junction slip road proposals is taken forward. If you want to have … Continue reading

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