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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
SOUTHBOROUGH is a village and parish, three miles south from the town of
Tunbridge. The population in 1851 was l,327. The church is a neat and commodious
building. The living is a perpetual curacy; the Rev. Stephen Langston, M.A., is
the incumbent. Here is also a neat Wesleyan chapel.
POST-OFFICE.- George Wickenden, Postmaster. Letters arrive from Tunbridge Wells,
which is also the nearest Money Order Office.