Westwell  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Westwell like this:

WESTWELL, a village and a parish in West Ashford district, Kent. The village stands 3¾ miles N by W of Ashford r. station; was once a market-town; and has a post-office under Ashford. The parish includes two hamlets, contains West Ashford workhouse, and comprises 5,199 acres. Real property, £5,933. ...

Pop., 999. Houses, 186. The manor belonged to Christchurch, Canterbury; and passed to the Tuftons. Ripley Court was the seat of the Tuftons, but is now a farmhouse. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop ofThe church is partly early English, and has a tower and spire. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £27.

Westwell through time

Westwell is now part of Ashford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ashford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Westwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Westwell, in Ashford and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th April 2018

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