In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ham Street like this:
HAM-STREET, a village in Orlestone parish, Kent adjacent to the Ashford and Hastings railway, and near the Royal Military canal, 6½ miles S by W of Ashford. It has a station on the railway, a post office † under Ashford, and a fair on the first Monday of Sept.
Additional information about this locality is available for Orlestone
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Ham Street has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Ashford. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Ham Street and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ham Street, in Ashford and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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