Bridgen Road, DA5

Place Name

Named after the former country house Bridgen Place, which was built in the 1770s by William Cope and later became the seat of the Reverend Edward Cokayne Frith, a magistrate for the county of Kent. It later became the home of Thomas Samuel Rawson, and the Arbuthnot family who had strong links to India. It is so called after the village where it was situated close to the bridge that crossed the River Shuttle. The house was demolished sometime in the early 20thCentury.

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