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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Penshurst within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Penshurst, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent - par. (containing Fordcombe), 4568 ac., pop. 1673; vil. at confluence of rivers Eden and Medway, 4 miles SW. of Tunbridge; P.O., T.O. Penshurst Place, seat of Lord de L'Isle and Dudley, owes its celebrity to the Sidneys, whose property it became in the reign of Edward VI. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) and Algernon Sidney (1622-1683) were born here.