Benenden, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Benenden and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Life In A Kent Village During World War Two

Benenden was my home for the first 5 years of my life. We lived in Greenwood, a lovely white Kentish weather-boarded house on the Cranbrook Road, sadly knocked down and modernised a couple of years ago. I was born on February 14, 1940 in a glorious country house in Langley called Rumwood Court, ...Read full memory

A memory of Benenden by Anthony Doran

My Life And Times In Benenden

I was born in 1938 at Beacon Hall Cottage opposite the windmill on Beacon Hill. A year later war broke out and so I spent my infant years watching the war effort by our troops. In the field in front of the house were the Canadian artillary and in the top field the British guns so life was quite noisy. We used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Benenden by dsimsbk