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Melvilles 1858 Directory of Kent.
ASHFORD is a market town and railway station, in the hundred of Longbridge, lathe of Shepway, West Ashford union, East Kent; 53 miles from London by road, and 47 miles by railway, 21 miles from Dover, 14 miles from Canterbury, 30 miles from Ramsgate, 31 miles from Maidstone, and 26 miles from Hastings by railway. It stands in a beautiful situation on the river Stour, and the surrounding country is fertile and picturesque. The High Street is about half a mile in length, and very wide. A market is held every Tuesday for corn, in the Assembly Rooms to the south of the Old Town. Many new buildings have sprung around the railway station. Beyond that is the New
Town. There is also a fine cattle market here on the first and third Tuesday in the month, which is considered one of the largest in the county. The magistrates hold sittings at the Saracen's Head on the first Saturday in the month; the County Court is held here also. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and is an old and handsome building in the perpendicular style. It has been greatly restored and beautified in the last few years. The living is a vicarage. There is also a free grammar school here. The Baptist Society of Friends, Wesleyans, and Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, have each their respective temples. The population in 1851 was 5,007. Henwood, East Stour, Sprotland, Beaver, and Barrow Hill adjoin the town. Ripton is half a mile east; Sparrow Hall, half a mile north; Bybrook, half a mile north.
POST-OFFICE, High street - John Tunbridge, Post-Master. Money Orders are
granted and paid at this Office.
Public Houses in Ashford
TRADERS in Ashford 1858 Melvilles Directory
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Jemmett, Pomfret, Burra, and Simonds, High street. - Draw on Smith, Payne, and Smiths.
Savings' Bank, High street. Thomas Thurston, Clerk.
Branch of London and County Bank, High street.- John Drake, Manager. Draw on London Establishment, 21, Lombard street.
Gas Works. - George Berry, Engineer and Manager to the Company, Marsh street.
Water Works Company's Office, Bank street. - Clerk, William King,
Inland Revenue Office, Royal Oak Inn. - Frederick Hill, Officer.
Police Station. - David Dewer, Superintendent Officer.
The Corn Market, High street.
The Pish and Meat Market, High street.
PLACES OF WORSHIP AND SCHOOLS.
Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, in the Villa.
Chapel of Ease, New Town.
Wesleyan Chapel, Drum lane. - Ministers, various.
Primitive Methodist Chapel, New Rent - Ministers various.
Girls' British School, Forge lane, Miss Hinckley, Mistress - Infant School, Mrs. Charlton, Mistress. - Boys' School, Thomas Gortley, Master.
Large School, attached to Chapel, New Town. - John Garraway, Schoolmaster; Miss Cobb, Schoolmistress.
|Alcock, Rev. John Price, M.A., Vicar of Ashford
and Ruial Dean, College
Banton, Miss M. A., 12, Barrow hill terrace
Bayley, Mr. John Henry, New Rents
Beet, William M.D., High street
Bugler, Mr. John, 7, Church villas
Burra, William Pomfret, Esq., Bridge house
Burra, William, Esq. East-hill house
Cook Mr. Thomas, 3, Barrow-hill terrace
Cooper, Mrs. Martha, North street
Creery, Leslie, Esq., North street
Crofts, Rev. Edward, Wesleyan Minister, 8, Barrow-hill terrace
Crothall, Mr., Marsh street
Dangerfield, Abraham, Esq., High street
Dobree, John H. Esq., High street
Dorman, Mr. John, 6, Church villas
Drake, John, Esq., High street
Eastes, Mr. James Smith, Raglan place
Foster, Mrs. Sarah, New street
Furley, Robert, Esq., North street
Gambrill, Mr. William, 10, Church villas
Greenhill, Mr. Richard, Whist house
Greenhill, Mr. Stephen, High street
Hagger, Miss Letitia, New street
Hallett, Frederick Hughes, Esq., Barrow hill
Hill, Mrs., 4, Church villas
Howell, Mr. William, Queen street
Hyland, Mr. Frederick, High street
Jell, Mr. George, Barrow-hill place
King, Misses, North street
Kingsford, Montague, Esq., Alfred house
Kingsworth, Mr. Thomas, 8, Church villas
|Lepine, Mrs. Elizabeth, High street
Maund, Henry, Esq., High street
Morgan, Rev. Robert, B.A., Brook place
Nickalls Mr. Thomas, Hemsted place
Norwood, Mrs. Elizabeth, High street
Read, Mrs. Roda, New rents
Redhouse, Mr. Robert Franklin, New street
Reeve, Mrs. Ann, New rents
Rogers, Mrs. Mary Ann, New rents
Sackett, Mrs., 7, Barrow-hill terrace
Sambourne, Henry, Esq., Bridge street
Scott, Mr. Henry, 5, Church villas
Sheppard, William, Esq., High street
Sidders, Mrs. Elizabeth, 18, Queen-street
Stoddart, Misses, High street
Stoneham, Mrs. George, 9, Church villas
Taylor, Mr. P. N., Raglan place
Taylor, Mr. John, 6, Raglan-place
Thorpe, Mr. Richard, North street
Thorpe, Mr. B., 3, Church villas
Thorp, Mrs. E., New street
Turner, Mr. Alfred, 5, Raglan place
Turner, Mrs. 2, Barrow hill terrace
Underdown, Mrs. E., Queen-street
Whitfleld, Henry, Esq., High-street
Whitfield, William, Esq., Dover place
Whitfield, Misses, Mary and Elizabeth, 2, Queen street
Wilks,George Frederick, Esq., North street
Worger, John, senr., Esq., High street