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A cottage on Bromley Common, 1816

A cottage on Bromley Common, 1816

Artist: J. Jacobs

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1816

Shelfmark: Additional MS 31331

Item number: f.9

Length: 20

Width: 26.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

The earliest record of the town of Bromley has been dated to AD862, almost two centuries before William the Conqueror's invasion of England. It appears as 'Bronlie' in the Domesday Book (1086), and its name derives from the broom plant, common in this part of Kent.

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