This page provides a list of the old houses in Pembury. It is a work in progress and is not complete – may never be complete.
Its purpose is to document basic parameters such as names, dates, building changes and possibly owners/residents.
Anyone researching or reading about Pembury will come across an assortment of house names with no address nor indication of location.  Many contemporary writings just refer to ‘housename‘, Pembury as if that is sufficient.
In many cases the same house will go through a number of name changes based on the whims of the resident or owner.
This page hopes to make the understanding of house names a lot easier.
The table below is not ordered in any way – it cannot be alphabetic because of the chaos of different names for the same house.
Until a sensible approach is suggested the list will be by order of entry into the table.

Where there is a detailed description of a house on another part of this web site you will be pointed in that direction.

The last row of the table contains house names yet to be investigated.


Entry No


1 The Manor House – 3 Lower Green Road.
F.E. Burke 1886 (Ky)    Mrs Purnell  1903  (Ky)
2 The Gates House – 5 Lower Green Road.    Known as Sunnyside in the 1800s
Former distiller, solicitor, translater John Thomas Betts (1809-1894) lived at Sunnyside from 1871-1894  (EG)
Mrs Betts (died 1916)  1898, 1903, 1911,  1916 [also 1919!]  (Ky).
Betts was partner in Peto & Betts – building and railway contractors. (MS)Link to page with greater details –  5 Lower Green Road
3 The Lodge – 7 Lower Green Road.
Henry Dittmer  1892  (Ky)   Revd RFW Molesworth  1903 (Kellys)   A.H. Onffroy  1911 (Ky)
Mr Ditmar’s School for Sons of Gentlemen. (MS)
4 Postillions – 2 Hastings Road  also known as Church House, Manchester House, Willmotts.
See entry under Buildings and Landmarks.
5 Highfield House   31 Hastings Road.   Also known as Waterloo Inn – see Pubs & Beerhouses under Shops & Retail.
6 Poppingbury    75 Hastings Road.  Rumoured to be one of the oldest houses in Pembury
7 Dower House  Tonbridge Road.  Also known as Brackenstone, Strathbogie and various chains of hotels.
See entry under Buildings & Landmarks
8 Wayland House   20 High Street
9 Sunhill –  between 32 – 46 High Street.  Also know as Heatherton & The Larches
See entry under Buildings & Landmarks
10 Queens Folly   Lower Green Road/Beagles Wood Road. c1626.  Also known as Curbelows and Brick Cottage (MS)
11 Grovecott or Grove Cottage   53 High Street   also known as the Square Deal Cafe – see Shops & Retail.
Demolished for the development of Sycamore Cottages.
12 Ingleton, Sweeps Hill Close.  House demolished in 1973 to make way for the development of Sweeps Hill Close.  (MS)
13 The Chippings, 61 Lower Green Road.
14 Myrtle Cottage, Henwood Green Road/Romford Road.   Once known as Skinners Farm.  Home to the Jarvis family – coal, coke & wood merchants.  (MS)
Unresolved Houses or houses awaiting entry into the table

Sheen or Sheen House – Hastings Road.
Pembury Grange
Pembury Cottage
Harcourt House,  Hastings Rd
Hawkwell Place    Hawkwell House
Prospect Villa
The Manse
Knowles Bank
Knights Place
Grovehurst Lodge
Stone Court
Colebrook Park
The Poplars
Stanton House
Holly Bank
Hubbles  (Hubbles Farm ?)
Chapel Cottage
Trohork Cottage
The Chesnuts
Laurel hurst,  Lower Gn
Pembury End
Stanley Cottage, High St.
The Chestnuts
Holly Bank, Hastings Rd.
Ryecroft, Lower Gn.
The Cottage, Lower Green
Harriett Villas
Arnold Lodge, Lower Green
Kenilworth,  Hastings Road
Oak Lodge, Lower Gn.

Credits for contributions  EG  – Ed Gilbert    MS – Mary Standen – various histories.    Ky – Kelly’s Directories



Page compiled by Tony Nicholls

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Tony Nicholls    or    and label the subject  Pembury Houses.