The history of the two Commons is a long and interesting one. The Short History gives a good overview of the Commons story, but there are also some authoritative and comprehensive texts under the headings Freehold Tenants and Long History.
We are very grateful to Sylvia Farthing for allowing the inclusion of the section on the history of the Manor of Rusthall written by her late husband Roger Farthing. The texts first appeared appeared in a book entitled Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons - A History and Natural History, published by Tunbridge Wells Museum in 1999 and still in print. They are available from the museum at £14.95 each.
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