Timeline

Bracketts' History in the UK

We are the oldest firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents in West Kent so we have witnessed many things in the course of our long history. See how we fit in with local and national historic milestones below:

1800
1828
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
1828
Bracketts Founded
1834
Conservative Party formed
1837
Queen Victoria becomes Queen
1850
1868
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) formed as Institution of Surveyors
1867
William Brackett purchases our current Tunbridge Wells offices 27 – 29 High Street (formerly Henry Sawyer’s House Agency)
1873
William Brackett manages the sale of Dornden Estate for Princess Louise (Queen Victoria’s 6th child)
1881
RICS received the Royal charter as The Surveyors' Institution on 26 August 1881
1900
1900
Labour Party Founded
1918
Women over 30 allowed to vote
1928
Bracketts 100-year anniversary
1945
Britain become founded member of the United Nations
1950
1954
Landlord and Tenant Act introduced to govern rights and obligations of business tenancies
1952
Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne
1955
Former Bracketts Senior Partner William  Brackett OBE TD elected as president of the RICS
1962
National Association of Estate Agents formed
1968
RICS 100-year anniversary
1970
Bracketts acquire Long Surveyors and open Tonbridge office
1978
Bracketts 150-year anniversary
1979
Margaret Thatcher elected as UK’s first female prime minster
1979
Estates Agent Act 1979 introduced
1989
World Wide Web invented
2000
2022
Bracketts 194-year anniversary
2022
King Charles III ascends to the throne

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