Orlestone  Kent


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

ORLESTONE, a hamlet and a parish in East Ashford district, Kent. The hamlet lies ¾ of a mile N of Ham-Street r. station, 2 N of the Grand Military canal, and 5 S by W of Ashford; and has a cattle fair on the last Thursday of Aug. The parish contains also the village of Ham-Street, which has a post-office under Ashford. ...

Acres, 1,825. Real property, £2, 114. Pop., 390. Houses, 77. The property is divided among a few. The manorand much of the land belong to T. Thornhill, Esq. There are brick-fields and extensive woods. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £165. Patron, T. Thornhill, Esq. The church is tolerable; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

Orlestone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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