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Tag: Samuel Lee Smith

Famous Local People

ARETAS AKERS, born in October 1851, spent his early childhood at St Mary’s Abbey, West Malling, his grandmother’s home. His father was the local parson. He was Home Secretary between 1905 and 1908, and was a Conservative MP for East Kent constituencies from 1880 until 1911. He was the Chief Whip in Conservative governments between […]

The Sale of ‘Larkfield’ 1924

Samuel Lee Smith owned ‘Larkfield’ prior to his death and passed to his brother and was sold off by Auction   Lot 1 Freehold residential and agricultural estate, known as Larkfield, comprising of residence with gardens, grounds, stabling, garage etc, extending to 10.5 acres Lot 2 Valuable meadow, known as Larkfield cricket Field, having a […]

Larkfield Hall

“Originally known as ‘Larkfield Hall’, owned by Samuel Lee Smith. In the same position as 7-8-9 Spruce Close. Pepenbury was founded in 1927 at Larkfield near Maidstone, as a home for young people with learning disabilities. In 1972, we moved to Cornford Lane, Pembury, and registered as a permanent residential home for people with learning […]

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