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Ashurst
Ashurst lies at the southern boundaries of this county, a stream of the Medway separating it from Sussex, and bounding the western and southern sides of this parish. It is in the hundred of Wachlingstone, which here joins the rest of it by a narrow slip running eastward by Tophill and Mitchel's farms, towards Rusthall common and Bishopsdown in Speldhurst. The northern part of it joins both to Penshurst and Speldhurst, in the hundred of Somerden, a part of which joins the Western part of this parish, separated from the rest of that hundred, and containing the hamlet of Groombridge, in Speldhurst. This parish consists of hill and dale, the western part is woody, the soil a stiff clay, wet and miry, and rather unfertile. The church is situated on the west side of the parish, about a quarter of a mile from the river, which here separating, forms a small island, on each side of which there is a bridge, over which the road leads into Sussex; there is no village, the houses being interspersed at different spots throughout it. In this parish is a seat and estate, called Ashurst Place, formerly Admiral Forbes's, now the property and residence of Peter Lefevre, esq.
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1797

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9Christenings261
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Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 165
1797The Tunbridge Wells Guide by J. Sprange ⇒ p. 146
1798The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume V by Edward Hastedp. 276
1814An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent by T. D. W. Dearnp. 11
1826A Perambulation of Kent conteining the Description, Hystorie and Customes of that Shire, written in the Year 1570 by William Lambardep. 378
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 69
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 270
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 132
1885Cobbett's Rural Rides by William Cobbett ⇒ p. 281

Places in Ashurst
Ashurst Bank
Ashurst Mill
Ashurst Park
Ashurst Rectory
Beggars Heaven
Black Lion
Church Villa
Claytons
Cockshot
Jessops
Linkhouse
School
St. Martin of Tours
Stag Inn
Stone Ness
Yew Tree House
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3rd Apr 1881CensusAshurst1881 Census
Ashurst, Kent
The Parish of Ashurst
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