Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Sevenoaks within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Sevenoaks, market town and par., Kent, 7½ miles NW. of Tunbridge Junction and 22 miles SE. of London by rail - par., 6805 ac., pop. 8035; town, pop. 6296; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town derives its name from seven oaks which once stood here, and is picturesquely situated on an eminence amidst beantiful scenery. It is a favourite centre for tourists, and enjoys amenities from the mansions and country residences in the neighbourhood. The grammar school was founded in 1432; there are also several almshouses. At a large open space in the town famous cricket matches are played. In addition to the weekly market monthly stock markets are held.