Downe, a parish in Kent, 16 miles from London, 5 SSW of St Mary Cray, 3 from Orpington station on the S.E.R., and 5^ SE by S of Bromley. It has a post and money order office under Farnborough (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Farnborough. Acreage, 1652 ; population, 581. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury; value, £400 witli residence. The church has a spire, contains a piscina, six brasses, and monuments. A yew tree in the churchyard is. upwards of 700 years old. There are a Baptist chapel and a school. Downe was for many years the residence of the great naturalist Darwin.