Publications for sale

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The Forgotten Banker


The Tiarks were a well-known and much-loved Chislehurst family, renowned for their support to the local community. 

Tony Allen’s brilliant long-awaited biography of Frank Tiarks.


Fortune and Distinction


A history of Lubbock Road, Chislehurst. A personal journey by Joanna Friel.

Richly illustrated stories of the great houses in the road and the families that lived there.

£12 <

Who Lies there?


The story The lives of some of those buried in the churchyard of St Nicholas, Chislehurst.


Built on the Bowling Green


The story of a corner of Chislehurst Common and the people who lived there

Carefully researched and richly illustrated

More information about this book here...


Secret Chislehurst


A cornucopia of hidden delights in Chislehurst - full of new and delightful discoveries. Illustrated throughout.


Chislehurst Through Time


Taking you on a fascinating journey through time as Chislehurst changed and developed


Arthur Cooling:From Smallholding to Garden Centre


A story of the well known garden centre and its beginnings in Chislehurst.


Chislehurst History Today


A circular self-guided tour with old photographs around 36 locations in Chislehurst

Discover Chislehurst

Discover Chislehurst and its Environs. 


Detailed architectural walks around Chislehurst and neighbouring areas.

Francis Murray

Francis Murray of Chislehurst. 


As Rector from 1846 to 1902, his life illuminates Victorian Chislehurst.


The Story of Kemnal Road 
(includes Kemnal Manor)


Includes details of residents and houses, including the Tiarks family of Foxbury and a history of Kemnal Manor from 1250 until 1964.



The History of Mead Road School


A short history derived from log books kept at the school by Una White and Joanna Friel


Agnes Tiarks' War Diaries


Agnes Tiarks lived at Foxbury throughout the Great War. These extracts from her diaries show how the war affected local people.



Two Orpington & District Archaeological Society publications of interest, also available via ODAS website:


Scadbury Manor, a brief history 


ODAS’ account of the home of the Lord of the Manor of Scadbury and Chislehurst.

Pure Waters

Pure Aerated Waters: Chislehurst Mineral Waters Company. 


Widely advertised from late Victorian times to the mid-20th century



Books available for download on this website

  • Chislehurst Memories.  2007. Tony Keable recalls his post war “evacuation” to the old Rectory in 1946. (Download here...)