The Railway

Marden tithe map of 1841 showing the line of the railway, Kent History and Library Centre, P244/28/14

One of the most important changes that the South Eastern Railway made to the landscape of Marden and its surrounding area was the physical building of the line itself.

Land Use

The coming of the railway encouraged local farmers to plant orchards.  Image from archives of Marden History Group, 2510

A key impact of the South Eastern Railway on the landscape around Marden was a change in land use.

Architecture: The Station Master's House

Station Master's House, Marden

With the railway came a new dominant style of archicture to the village

Architecture: Railway Cottages

The Station Master's house was not the only housing in Marden built by the Railway Company.

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