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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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Cobham’s historic water supply

Cobham Village Pump and Cistern 1778 – Parish Pump Moves In the mid 18th Century, Cobham Village’s water was supplied from a number of ponds and a parish pump with an underground cistern located in Cobham’s The Street, close to … Continue reading

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Betty Bicker-Robinson remembers the villagers of Cobham 1938-40

Betty Bicker-Robinson (nee King) was a young girl when she moved to Cobham in 1938 but has managed to recall, not only a vast majority of the occupants but also occupations of people who lived in the village at that time. Many … Continue reading

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