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The History of Kent
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History of Groombridge
Groombridge comes from the Old English ‘grome’ meaning a ‘young man’; therefore, is a ‘bridge where the young men congregate’. The first recorded entry is as Gromenebregge, in 1239.
In 1239, Henry III granted Groombridge to William Russell -
Groombridge railway station opened on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway’s, Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central Line, in 1866. Following the Beaching reports, of 1963 and 1965, for reconstructing the railways, Groombridge station finally closed on 6 July 1985.
The Spa Valley Railway, a heritage line, re-