In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ashford like this:
Ashford, par. and market town, E. Kent, on the South-Eastern Ry., on river Stour, 14 miles SW. of Canterbury and 54 miles SE. of London by rail, 2850 ac., pop. 9693; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Tues. and Sat. The town has mfrs. of damask and linen.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashford in Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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