CRANBROOK , amarket-
See also:town in the
See also:parliamentary division of Kent, England, 45 M . S.E. of
See also:London on a branch of the South-Eastern & Chatham railway from Paddock
See also:Wood . Pop . (1901) 3949• It lies on the
See also:brook, a feeder of the
See also:river Beult, in •a pleasant
See also:district, hilly and well wooded . It
See also:church (mainly Perpendicular) dedicated to St
See also:Dunstan, which is remarkable for a baptistery, built in the early
See also:part of the 18th century, and some
See also:ancient stained
See also:glass . As the centre of the agricultural district of the Kentish
See also:Weald, it carries on an extensive
See also:trade in
See also:malt, hops and general goods; but its
See also:condition is in striking contrast to the activity it displayed from the 14th to the 17th century, when it was one of the
See also:principal seats of the broadcloth manufacture . Remains of some of the old factories still exist . The town has a grammar school of Elizabethan foundation, which now ranks as one of the smaller public
See also:schools . In the neighbourhood are the ruins of the old
See also:house of Sissinghurst, or Saxenhurst, built in the
See also:time of
See also:Edward VI .
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