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Is a market town in Kent, England, on the River Medway, 4 miles north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, 12 miles south west of Maidstone and 29 miles south east of London. In the administrative borough of Tonbridge and Malling, it had an estimated population of 41,293 in 2018.
The town was recorded in the Domesday Book 1087 as Tonebrige, which may indicate a bridge belonging to the estate or manor (from the Old English tun), or alternatively a bridge belonging to Tunna, a common Anglo-Saxon man’s name. Another theory suggests that the name is a contraction of “town of bridges”, due to the large number of streams the High Street originally crossed.
Until 1870, the town’s name was spelt Tunbridge, as shown on old maps including the 1871 Ordnance Survey map and contemporary issues of the Bradshaw railway guide. In 1870, this was changed to Tonbridge by the GPO due to confusion with nearby Tunbridge Wells, despite Tonbridge being a much older settlement. Tunbridge Wells has always maintained the same spelling. Wikipedia
Walk 1 in Tonbridge – Tudeley Lane to Racecourse Park
Approximately 1.37 miles – 2.21 km
The walk starts in Tudeley Lane – Pembury Road – Priory Street – Pembury Road – Quarry Hill Road – Railway Approach – High Street – Bradford Street – Racecourse Park
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Walk 2 in Tonbridge – River Walk to High Street
Approximately 0.94 miles – 1.51 km
The walk starts in River Walk – High Street – Tonbridge Castle, Castle Street – Castle Street – High Street – Church Lane – St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Church Lane – Church Strret – East Street – High Street
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