N:Under section of "Dances, 1786".
B:Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson - Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (1788, p. 27)
N:" As they are Perform'd at Court, Bath and all Publick Assemblys ."
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TUNBRIDGE CASTLE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The original Tonbridge Castle was erected following the Norman invasion and held for a few hundred years by thede Clare family. Itwas not lived in between 1521 and the late 18th century, except for a short period during the English Civil War, however, around 1793 (not long after the tune was published by the Thompsons) a mansion was constructed abutting themedieval gatehouse, the most prominent surviving part of the castle.
Tonbridge Castle and mansion, early 20th century