at Groombridge, a village and chapelry, in the parish of Speldhurst, union of Tonbridge,
The earliest record of the place was found in 1239 when it was listed as Gromenebregge.
Literally, the place name means "bridge where young men congregate," from the Middle English word "grome" + the Old English word "brycg."
Groombridge Place is a moated manor house in the village of Groombridge which dates back to 1239 when the Lordship of Groomsbridge was granted. Later in 1560, William Grumbridge held estates near Staplehurst in that county.
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