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Ashford

Ashford shown within Kent
Population approaching 110,000
OS grid reference TR005425
 - London 57.1mi
District Ashford
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TONBRIDGE
Postcode district TN23, TN24, TN25
Dialling code 01233
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
UK Parliament Ashford
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandKent

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The town of Ashford lies on the River Great Stour, M20 motorway, South Eastern Main Line and High Speed 1 railways, in the borough of Ashford, located just south of the North Downs, in Kent, England. Its agricultural market is one of the most important in the county. Ashford is a relatively common English name: it goes back to Old English æscet, indicating a ford near to a clump of ash-trees. The River Great Stour is one of the sources of the River Stour in Kent, formed when the River East Stour and the River West Stour join at Ashford. ... The M20 motorway is a major road in England. ... The London-Ashford-Dover Line is one of two long-distance routes serving the coast of Kent, England; the other being the Chatham Main Line, which runs along the north Kent coast to Ramsgate and Dover via Canterbury East. ... CTRL redirects here. ... Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Geology of the South East, Chalk is light green (6) A cross-section , showing the Wealden Dome, and relating it to the towns of Kent The North Downs are a ridge of chalk hills located in south east England that stretch for 120 miles (190 km) from Hampshire through Surrey... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain. ... Clumping in organism A behavior in organism, usually sessile, that individuals of a particular specie pile-up close to one another for beneficial purposes. ... Species See text European Ash in flower Narrow-leafed Ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) shoot with leaves Closeup of European Ash seeds 19th century illustration of Manna Ash (Fraxinus ornus) An ash can be any of four different tree genera from four very distinct families (see end of page for disambiguation), but...


The town is in the east of Kent and residents of East Kent, those living south of the River Medway, are called 'Men of Kent', as opposed to residents of West Kent, who are known as 'Kentish Men'. For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... East Kent and West Kent are one-time traditional subdivisions of the English county of Kent, kept alive by the Association of the Men of Kent and Kentish Men: an organisation formed in 1913. ... Rivers in Kent, showing the Medway. ... West Kent is a traditional subdivision of the English county of Kent. ...


The motto for Ashford is "With stronger faith", taken from, To Lucasta, Going to the Wars, a poem by the 17th century poet Richard Lovelace from the borough,[1] the relevant verse being [2] (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Richard Lovelace (1618 - 1657) was an English poet and nobleman, born in Woolwich, today part of south-east London. ...

True, a new mistress now I chase,
The first foe in the field;
And with a stronger faith embrace
A sword, a horse, a shield.

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History

As a market town, Ashford has for centuries been a local communications hub for surrounding villages and has stood at the centre of five railway lines, (Ashford to Ramsgate (via Canterbury West) line, Swanley to Ashford (via Maidstone East) Line, South Eastern Main Line, Kent Coast Line and the Marshlink Line) since the 19th century and with the opening of the International Passenger Station is now an important European communications centre, with new lines running between London and the Channel Tunnel (via High Speed 1). The Ashford to Ramsgate (via Canterbury West) line is the British railway line that runs from Ashford to Ramsgate via Canterbury West. ... Swanley to Ashford (via Maidstone East) Line, shown with other railway lines in Kent. ... The London-Ashford-Dover Line is one of two long-distance routes serving the coast of Kent, England; the other being the Chatham Main Line, which runs along the north Kent coast to Ramsgate and Dover via Canterbury East. ... The Kent Coast Line runs from Faversham, where it meets the Chatham Main Line, to Dover Priory via Ramsgate. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ashford International railway station serves Ashford in Kent. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The British terminal at Cheriton in west Folkestone, from the Pilgrims Way. ...


The Borough of Ashford lies on the eastern edge of the ancient forest of "Andredsweald" or "Anderida". This originally stretched as far west as Hampshire and formed the basis from which the Weald is formed. Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... A weald once meant a dense forest, especially the famous great wood once stretching far beyond the ancient counties of Sussex and Kent, England, where this country of smaller woods is still called the Weald. ...


It is likely that the town originates from an original settlement established about 893AD, although a Roman road passed through here from the iron making area to Canterbury. It is listed in the Domesday Book, compiled in 1086, as having a church, two mills and a value of 150 shillings, under its original Saxon name of "Essetesford" (or "Eshetisford," "Esselesford", "Asshatisforde", "Essheford"[3]). The manor was owned by Hugh de Montford, Constable of England at the time. Writer Philpot believed Essetesford stood for "ash trees growing near a ford", while Lampard, a 16th century local historian, suggested that it meant "a ford over the river Eshe or Eshet", which was the old name for the tributary of the River Stour between Lenham and Ashford. Events Simeon I succeeds Vladimir as king of Bulgaria. ... Not to be confused with Romans road. ... The Wealden iron industry is the result of a combination of the natural materials being available for the making of iron. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Events Domesday Book is completed in England Emperor Shirakawa of Japan starts his cloistered rule Imam Ali Mosque is rebuilt by the Seljuk Malik Shah I after being destroyed by fire. ... This article is about coinage. ... Old English redirects here. ... Look up tributary in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The River Stour is a river in Kent, England. ...


Its closeness to London has always made Kent a strong influence on the capital, and vice versa. Thus by the end of the 16th century Cade (of Cade’s Rebellion) was credited by William Shakespeare in Henry VI, part 2 as being from Ashford. The play includes an Ashford butcher called "Dick" who looks forward to removing officialdom after the rebellion and says: first thing, let’s kill all the lawyers. Jack Cade (possibly named John Mortimer) was the leader of a popular revolt in the 1450 Kent rebellion which took place in the time of King Henry VI in England. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Ashford’s importance as a growing agricultural and market town was confirmed in 1243 when it was incorporated, and by the end of the 16th century it had risen to become an important market town, primarily for livestock. The market was held in the High Street until 1856 when local farmers and businessmen relocated to Elwick Road and formed a market company that claims to be the oldest surviving registered company in England and Wales. There is still a regular street market in the town, although the market company has relocated outside the town and is used by some 5,000 farmers.[4] (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


Parts of the parish church date from the 13th century but was substantially restored in the 15th century with many alterations since. In 1638 a free grammar school was founded here, it was built on the churchyard’s west side, and remained there until 1846, now used as a museum. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... A grammar school is a school that may, depending on regional usage as exemplified below, provide either secondary education or, a much less common usage, primary education (also known as elementary). Grammar schools trace their origins back to medieval Europe, as schools in which university preparatory subjects, such as Latin... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The Joint Services School of Intelligence was based at Templer Barracks in Ashford, until the barracks were decommissioned in 1997 and then demolished to make way for High Speed 1.[5] In 1982, Prince Andrew, Duke of York was involved with the "School". The Joint Services School of Intelligence was based at Templer Barracks in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom until a final move to Chicksands at Shefford, Bedfordshire took place in 1997 when the barracks were demolished to make way for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (Andrew Albert Christian Edward; born 19 February 1960) is a member of the British Royal Family, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title of Duke of York since 1986. ...


Essentially a modern town, little is left of the old Ashford, apart from some half-timbered buildings in Middle Row and around the churchyard in the town centre. A number of old buildings were removed to make way for the controversial ring road around the centre, built in the early 1970s. Three modern shopping centres are located in the town: Park Mall, County Square and the new Designer Outlet. Bank Street and High Street are traffic-free shopping thoroughfares. As of 2005, Ashford is adding about 800 new homes each year. Red brick timberframe building in Poznań, Poland Timber framing is the description of how a house is built using mortise and tenon joinery. ... Entrance to County Square from High Street County Square is a shopping centre in Ashford, Kent. ... The McArthur Glen Ashford Designer Outlet was designed by architect Lord Richard Rogers, and opened in March 2000. ...


Politics and administration

At the top level, Ashford comes under the South East region of England, which is represented in the European parliament as the South East England constituency. The June 2004 election returned 4 Conservatives, 2 Liberal Democrats, 2 UK Independence, 1 Labour and 1 Green with a 36.8% turnout. South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... The constituency within England. ...


The Ashford Parliamentary constituency incorporates the towns of Ashford and Tenterden, plus 35 surrounding villages. The 2005 election saw the Conservative Damian Green returned to his seat increasing his share of the vote to 51.6%. The turnout was 65%. Ashford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Damian Howard Green (born January 17, 1956) is an English Conservative Party (UK) politician, and Member of Parliament for Ashford (UK Parliament constituency) in Kent. ...


The County authority for Ashford is Kent County Council. Elections for this council are held every four years. Ashford Borough elects 7 out of the 84 seats. The election in May 2005 returned 5 Conservative councillors in the following wards; Ashford Central, Ashford Rural South, Ashford Rural East, Ashford Rural West and Tenterden. The Labour and Co-operative Party candidate won the Ashford South ward and the Liberal Democrat candidate won Ashford East.[6] For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ...


Using the same boundaries as the parliamentary constituency, Ashford Borough Council is the next level of government. Out of the 43 seats on the Council, 19 of these are elected from the 14  wards in the town of Ashford. In the May 2003 election, 7 Conservative, 4 Labour, 4 Liberal Democrats and 4 Independents Councillors were elected from the Ashford town wards. Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ...


Although all the surrounding villages have representation at a Parish level, only the Stanhope parish within the town of Ashford has a Parish Council. Stanhope is a suburb of Ashford in Kent, South East England, the estate was built in the 1960s as overspill housing on the southern edge of Ashford. ...


Transport

Main article: Transport in Ashford, Kent

Ashford was one of the towns that became a hub when the roads were turnpiked in the second half of the 18th century.[citation needed] Today it is at junctions 9 and 10 of the M20 motorway to London, Maidstone and Folkestone. Operation Stack on the M20, usually implemented in response to industrial action in Calais, brings Ashford to a halt several times each year,[citation needed] and on 29 November 2006 is estimated to have cost the town £2 million.[citation needed] Local and central government have spent 12 years studying the problem, but have yet to implement a solution.[citation needed] Other main roads are the A20, which parallels the motorway; the A28 to Canterbury and Tenterden; the A251 to Faversham; and the A2070 to Romney Marsh and Hastings. Ashford is a town in Kent, England, which lies on several major transport routes. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The M20 motorway is a major road in England. ... Motorway symbol in UK, France and Ireland. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Maidstone (disambiguation). ... , Folkestone (IPA: ) is a coastal resort town in the Shepway district of Kent, England. ... Operation Stack is the codename used by Kent Police and the Port of Felixstowe in England to refer to the method of using sections of the M20 motorway in Kent or A14 road to park lorries when the English Channel or Felixstowe ports are blocked by bad weather or industrial... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The A20 is a two-digit major road in south-east England, carrying traffic from London to Dover in Kent. ... The A28 near Rolvenden The A28 is a major road in England. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Tenterden is a small town in the Ashford District of Kent, England. ... Faversham is a town in Kent, England, in the district of Swale, roughly halfway between Sittingbourne and Canterbury. ... The Romney Marsh is a sparsely-populated wetland area in the counties of Kent and East Sussex in the south-east of England. ... For other uses, see Hastings (disambiguation). ...


In the 1970s the A292 Ashford Ring Road was created around the town centre and is popular with boy racers.[citation needed] The road was conceived to relieve congestion along the previous main thoroughfare in the town centre, the narrow East Hill. The Ring Road has recently been converted to two-way traffic again, to minimise the "race track" feel and help bring the isolated town centre back into the rest of the area.[7] There are plans for a fast public transport link between the town centre and the suburbs and main amenities, called "SMARTLINK". The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... A Boy racer is a person- usually male and in their late teens or early 20s- who drives his car over the speed limit for fun. ... SMARTLINK is a proposed fast link between the town centre of Ashford, Kent, England and its suburbs and main amenities, creating an alternative to the car, reducing the overall impact of transport. ...


The South Eastern Railway's London to Dover mainline opened between 1842 and 1844, and the company established its locomotive works here. The railway community had its own shops, schools, pubs and bathhouse, and much of the area retains the look of a "railway town", however the works closed in 1981. Ashford became a junction with a line to Margate that was opened in 1846; in 1851 the Marshlink Line to Hastings was opened, and on 1 July 1884 the final connection, from Maidstone, was made. The London and Greenwich Railway (LGR) and the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway (CWR) in East Kent were the earliest railways to serve the then county of Kent: eventually both became parts of the South Eastern Railway (SER). ... Jan. ... Ashford railway works was in the town of Ashford in the county of Kent in England. ... Margate is a town in Thanet, Kent, England (population about 60,000). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Hastings (disambiguation). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Maidstone (disambiguation). ...

Ashford International
Ashford International

The Ashford International station opened with the Channel Tunnel in 1994. It now serves Eurostar trains on High Speed 1, with trains to London, Lille, Paris and connections to the rest of Europe. In November 2007 direct services to Brussels were withdrawn and the frequency of trains to Paris was reduced to three per day due to Ebbsfleet International railway station, in Dartford, opening. Local firms, residents and politicians were amongst those seeking a less drastic change in the Eurostar timetable. With the introduction of domestic train services along the new line to St Pancras and Stratford in East London, it is expected to pull the outer limits of the London commuter belt to the town and beyond, as travel time from Ashford to London is reduced from 83 to about 37 minutes. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 997 KB) Summary This image was originally posted to Flickr as Ashford Station. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 997 KB) Summary This image was originally posted to Flickr as Ashford Station. ... Ashford International railway station serves Ashford in Kent. ... The British terminal at Cheriton in west Folkestone, from the Pilgrims Way. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... CTRL redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Ebbsfleet International railway station is a new railway station in Ebbsfleet, in the borough of Dartford, Kent. ... Dartford is the principal town in the borough of Dartford. ... St Pancras railway station, now officially known as St Pancras International, is a major station located in the St Pancras area of central London, between the new British Library building to the west and Kings Cross station to the east. ... Stratford International station is a railway station located in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... East London area East London is the name commonly given to the north eastern part of London, England on the north side of the River Thames. ... Commuters from East Anglia arrive at Londons Liverpool Street station The London commuter belt is the metropolitan area surrounding London from which it is possible to commute to work in the capital. ...


London Ashford Airport is based at Lydd, approximately 17 miles (27 km) from Ashford, with regular flights to Le Touquet, France by Lydd Air. London Gatwick Airport, the nearest fully international airport is 58 miles (94 km) from Ashford. London Ashford Airport or Lydd Airport (IATA: LYX, ICAO: EGMD) is located 1. ... Arms of Lydd Town Council Lydd is a town in Kent, England, lyins on the Romney Marsh. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language KM Culture, Korean Movie Maker. ... Le Touquet Paris-Plage Golf Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a coastal town and commune of the Pas-de-Calais département, in northern France. ... Lydd Air is a British airline based in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom. ... Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is Londons second largest airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language KM Culture, Korean Movie Maker. ...


Future development of the town

The population growth of the Ashford Borough
The population growth of the Ashford Borough

Ashford is one of the fastest growing areas in England, with rapid growth in the population and the infrastructure needed to support the town.[citation needed] (For the development of the M20 motorway around Ashford, Junction 10 and the new Junction 10a see the M20 development article). In 2004 Regional Planning Guidance for Ashford set out plans to deliver over 13,000 homes by 2016. Overall, the area has the capacity to deliver a total of 31,000 new homes and 28,000 new jobs by 2031.[8] New housing estates are planned, in particular the area of Cheeseman's Green, to the east of the town. The town's ring road, with the town centre sitting as an island, in 2007, after thirty years as a one way system, is being converted back to a two-way operation, costing £10m.[9] The new road will have a two-way route with narrower carriageways and a 20mph speed limit. [10] The integral arts program Lost O, curated by the artist Michael Pinsky, which has been developed as part of this Shared Space scheme has been highly controversial, [11] which has now been moved slightly out of the way from the road to avoid confusion by the passing drivers. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1808x1459, 148 KB) Summary C.Hoyle Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1808x1459, 148 KB) Summary C.Hoyle Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The M20 motorway is a major road in England. ... Predecessors of Regional Spacial Strategies Regional Planning Guidance. ... Cheesemans Green is a housing and commercial development to the south of Ashford, adjacent to Sevington and Park Farm, in the county of Kent, England. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Geography

Ashford lies at the confluence of the Rivers Upper Great Stour and East Stour (along with the Aylesford Stream, Ruckinge Dyke and Whitewater Dyke) it forms the River Great Stour heading for Canterbury, Sandwich and the English Channel. Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... River Stour and Tributaries The River Upper Great Stour,[1] (sometimes referred to as the River West Stour) is actually named on Ordnance Survey maps as the River Great Stour in Kent. ... The River East Stour is one of the sources of the River Stour in Kent. ... Aylesford Stream is a 5. ... Ruckinge Dyke is a tributary of the River Great Stour, joining with the River East Stour and then the Great Stour at Pledge’s Mill at the bottom of East Hill in Ashford, Kent, England. ... Whitewater Dyke is a tributary of the River Great Stour, joining with the River East Stour and then the Great Stour at Pledge’s Mill at the bottom of East Hill in Ashford, Kent, England. ... The River Great Stour is one of the sources of the River Stour in Kent, formed when the River East Stour and the River West Stour join at Ashford. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the Thoroughbred racehorse of the same name, see English Channel (horse). ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average max. temperature
°CF)
7.1
(48)
7.2
(48)
9.9
(52)
12.1
(56)
15.9
(61)
18.7
(66)
21.3
(70)
21.6
(70)
18.4
(66)
14.5
(59)
10.3
(52)
8
(50)
13.8
(59)
Average min. temperature
°C (°F)
1.5
(39)
1.3
(39)
2.8
(41)
4.3
(43)
7.3
(46)
9.9
(52)
12.2
(57)
12.2
(55)
10.1
(54)
7.2
(48)
3.9
(45)
2.6
(41)
6.3
(46)
Rainfall
mm (inches)
72.0
(2.8)
44.7
(1.8)
53.5
(2.1)
50.8
(2.0)
45.3
(1.8)
51.8
(2.0)
47.1
(1.9)
55.9
(2.2)
65.3
(2.6)
85.4
(3.4)
78.7
(3.1)
77.3
(3.0)
727.9
(28.7)
Source: Met Office

Rainfall in the area is highly influenced by the North Downs and the High Weald. In the summer (June to September) the rainfall is more showery, falling over shorter periods and is normally more intense than in the winter (November to February), were it comes along with low pressure area frontal systems and falls over longer periods of time. [12] Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Geology of the South East, Chalk is light green (6) A cross-section , showing the Wealden Dome, and relating it to the towns of Kent The North Downs are a ridge of chalk hills located in south east England that stretch for 120 miles (190 km) from Hampshire through Surrey... A weald once meant a dense forest, especially the famous great wood once stretching far beyond the ancient counties of Sussex and Kent, England, where this country of smaller woods is still called the Weald. ... A large low-pressure system swirls off the southwestern coast of Iceland, illustrating the maxim that nature abhors a vacuum. ... A front, in addition to its common dictionary meanings, may specifically refer to: a weather front, a boundary of two airmasses a military front, an area where armies are engaged in conflict a Front (Soviet Army), a major military subdivision of the Soviet Army a front organization or front company...


On 28 April, 2007, a small earthquake occurred in Ashford, Folkestone, Dover and surrounding areas, towns and villages. The earthquake was said to be 5.4 on the richter scale. Eye witnesses of this said they felt their houses shake, or had a feeling of something crashing into their houses. At first, it was thought that it was an explosion. is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ...


Twin towns

Ashford is twinned with - Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Economy and industry

The hospital based in Willesborough, a suburb of Ashford, covering a large part of Kent is the William Harvey Hospital, named after the famous doctor who discovered the blood circulatory system. Location within the British Isles Willesborough is a suburb of Ashford, Kent, UK. The area has schools, post offices, shops and other local resources, it is mainly residential but as Ashford expands there is more and more commercial activity around Willesborough. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... William Harvey William Harvey (April 1, 1578 – June 3, 1657) was an English medical doctor, who is credited with being the first to correctly describe, in exact detail, the properties of blood being pumped around the body by the heart. ... William Harvey Hospital is located in Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, England. ...


The huge build-up of commercial importance of the town, as well as its strategic location, is witnessed by the number of industrial, business and retail parks in the town. These include Waterbrook, a 740,000 m² (183 acres) site for production, storage and distribution with freight clearance facility; Eureka Science and Business Park, including manufacturing sites and prestige office complexes; the 570,000 m² (141 acres) Orbital Park; the design award winning Ashford Designer Outlet shopping centre; and 14 other Business Parks and Industrial Estates. Campbell Soup UK have a factory that produces Batchelor's Soup. The McArthur Glen Ashford Designer Outlet was designed by architect Lord Richard Rogers, and opened in March 2000. ... Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) (also known as Campbells) is undeniably the most well-known producer of canned soups and related products in the United States (and possibly the world). ... Batchelors is a brand of food products, that has a factory in Ashford in Kent. ...


ISP/GSP company Homenetworkuk also has offices in Ashford where a portion of the support team and web services team are situated.


Culture

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Local tourist attractions

Key
Image:AP_Icon.PNG Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Amusement/Theme Park
Image:CL_icon.PNG Castle
Country Park Country Park
English Heritage
Image:FC icon.png Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum
Museums (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Zoo
Image:Museum icon.png Ashford Borough Museum
Image:UKAL icon.png Ashford Green Corridor
Image:UKAL icon.png Brockhill Country Park
Godinton House and Gardens [1]
Image:UKAL icon.png Hamstreet Woods National Nature Reserve
Kent and East Sussex Railway
Image:UKAL icon.png Orlestone Forest
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park & Gardens
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
Vineyards at Biddenden and Chapel Down Winery at Tenterden
Willesborough Windmill
Woodchurch Rare Breeds Centre [2]
Wye Rural Museum [3]

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Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Ashford Green Corridor is a green space that runs right through the town of Ashford in Kent, England. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Brockhill Lake Brockhill Country Park was previously part of a large estate dating back to Norman times. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The Norwegian climbing into Tenterden Town Station The Kent and East Sussex Railway, shown with other railway lines in Kent and East Sussex. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... Gorilla in the Garden of the Apes at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park View of animal enclosure and surroundings Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near the town of Ashford in Kent, England is set in 600 acres and incorporates the historic mansion and landscaped gardens designed by architect Sir Herbert... Two 15in trains Preparing train in Hythe The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is a 15 inch (380 mm) gauge heritage railway in Kent, England. ... Biddenden is a village that lies on the Weald of Kent, some five miles north of Tenterden. ... Tenterden is a small town in the Ashford District of Kent, England. ... Willesborough Windmill Willesborough Windmill a white smock mill built in 1869 onto a two storey red brick base with attached millers cottage, is now a Grade 2 listed building in Willesborough, Ashford, Kent located near to Hythe Road and visible from the M20 motorway near Junction 10. ...

Greensand Way
North Downs Way
Pilgrim's Way
Royal Military Canal Path
Saxon Shore Way
Stour Valley Walk

The Greensand Way is long distance walk running from Haslemere in Surrey to Hamstreet near Ashford in Kent for a distance of 169km/105 miles. ... The North Downs Way is a long-distance path in southern England. ... The Pilgrims Way is reputedly the route taken by pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas Becket from Winchester in Hampshire to Canterbury in Kent, England. ... // Kent 802AD Kent - NASA satellite 2005 The Saxon Shore Way starts at Gravesend, Kent and traces the coast as it was in Roman times (note the changed coastline around Romney Marsh) as far as Hastings, East Sussex, 163 miles (262 km) in total. ... The River Routes The Stour Valley Walk is a recreational walking route that follows the River Great Stour from its source at Lenham to its estuary at Pegwell Bay. ...

Sport

NCR 17 - Rochester - Maidstone - Ashford - Hythe
NCR 18 - Canterbury - Ashford - Tenterden - Tunbridge Wells

Ashford Town F.C. are an English football club based in Ashford, Kent, currently playing in the Isthmian League First Division. ... For other uses, see Southern Football League (disambiguation). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Kennington is a village near Ashford in Kent, England. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Tour de France (disambiguation). ... Bicycle racers at the 2005 Rund um den Henninger-Turm in Germany Road bicycle racing is a popular bicycle racing sport held on roads (following the geography of the area), using racing bicycles. ... , Dover is a major channel port in the English county of Kent. ... For other places with the same name, see Brighton (disambiguation). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Stages in 2007 The 2007 Tour de France is the 94th Tour de France, taking place from July 7 to July 29, 2007. ... The first section of the NCN to be built was the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, opened in 1984. ... For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... , Rochester is a town in Kent, England, at the lowest bridging point of the River Medway about 30 miles (50 km) from London. ... For other uses, see Maidstone (disambiguation). ... Hythe (pronounced ) is a small coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, in the District of Shepway (derived from Sheep Way) on the south coast of Kent. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Tenterden is a small town in the Ashford District of Kent, England. ... , Royal Tunbridge Wells (often called simply Tunbridge Wells) is a Wealden town in west Kent in England, just north of the border with East Sussex. ...

Famous people

See also: List of people from Ashford, Kent and Category:People from Ashford, Kent

Ashford has housed many musicians, from Kate Bush, who attended Ashford School, and skiffle band Mungo Jerry founder, Ray Dorset to the organists and composers Sir Sydney Nicholson and Sir Malcolm Sargent. Roger Dean the artist featured on Yes' album covers, Frederick Forsyth the author of The Day of the Jackal and Dudley Pope, a writer, were born in the town. Actors, Patsy Byrne (Nursie in the sitcom Blackadder II) and Mark Rylance were born in the area, with other personalities from the town including satirist John Wells from That Was The Week That Was and Bob Holness, a television presenter. This is a list of famous People from Ashford, Kent in South East England. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... Skiffle music is a type of folk music with a jazz and blues influence, usually using homemade or improvised instruments such as the washboard, tea-chest bass, kazoo, cigar-box fiddle, or a comb and paper, and so forth. ... Mungo Jerry is the name of a pop group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued throughout the years with an ever-changing line-up, always fronted by Ray Dorset. ... Ray Dorset British guitarist and founder of the skiffle band Mungo Jerry. ... An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Sir Sydney Hugo Nicholson (February 9, 1875 – May 30, 1947) was an English choir director, organist and composer, now chiefly remembered as the founder of the Royal School of Church Music. ... Sir (Harold) Malcolm (Watts) Sargent (April 29, 1895 – October 3, 1967) was a British conductor, organist and composer. ... Freyjas Castle, 1987 Roger Dean (born August 31, 1944, in Ashford, Kent) is a contemporary English artist best known for his work on album covers, which he began painting in the late 1960s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frederick Forsyth, CBE (born August 25, 1938) is an English author and occasional political commentator. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... The Day of the Jackal is a thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth, first published in 1971, about a professional assassin who is contracted by the OAS, a French terrorist group of the early 1960s, to kill Charles de Gaulle. ... Dudley Pope (29 December 1925 - 25 April 1997) was a British writer of both nautical fiction and history, most notable for his Lord Ramage series of historical novels. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Patsy Byrne is a British actress, born 13 July 1933. ... Patsy Byrne as the character Nursie on Blackadder. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ... Mark Rylance (born January 18, 1960) is an internationally well-known actor and theatre director. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... John Wells (November 17, 1936 - January 11, 1998) was a British actor, writer and satirist. ... That Was The Week That Was, also known as TW3, was a satirical television comedy programme that aired on BBC Television in 1962 and 1963. ... Bob Holness (born 12 November 1928 in Vryheid, Natal, South Africa) is an English actor and presenter. ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. ...


Poets, Alfred Austin (Poet Laureate in 1896), John Fuller lived in the town. Philosopher Simone Weil also lived here; upon contracting tuberculosis she was moved to a sanatorium at Kennington, and declared the town "a beautiful place to die", later being recognised by the town's council naming a road after her. Dr John Wallis, the internationally recognised mathematician, credited by Sir Isaac Newton as being the founder of his theory of gravity was born in the town. The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Alfred Austin Alfred Austin (May 3, 1835 – 1913) was an English poet, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Tennyson. ... A Poet Laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and often expected to compose poems for State occasions and other government events. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... For other people named John Fuller, see Fuller (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Sanatório Heliantia A sanatorium refers to a medical facility for long-term illness, typically cholera or tuberculosis. ... John Wallis John Wallis (November 22, 1616 - October 28, 1703) was an English mathematician who is given partial credit for the development of modern calculus. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [ OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727][1] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, and alchemist. ... Gravity redirects here. ...


Ashford has recently produced many sporting athletes, from Sarah Ayton (Olympic games gold medal winning sailor) and Lisa Dobriskey (Commonwealth Gold 1500m athletics event winner) to Jamie Staff (BMX cycling World Champion and Track cycling multi medal winner). Sarah Ayton (born 9 April 1980 in Ashford, Kent) is a British professional sailor. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... This article is about maritime crew. ... // Profile Lisa Dobriskey (born December 23, 1983 in Ashford, Kent, England) is a British middle distance athlete, coached by George Gandy and Stella Bandu, running for Ashford and Loughborough University. ... The Athletics at the 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in the newly adapted Melbourne Cricket Ground, except for the racewalking and marathon which were held on street courses running through the city. ... // Profile Born in Ashford, Kent, Great Britain on 30 April 1973, Jamie first got started in BMX when he was 9 years old, after seeing friends riding[1] and was undoubtedly one of the cycling stories of the year in 2002. ... A BMX race. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a means of transport, a form of recreation and a sport. ... Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially-built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles. ...


Ashford is also famous for the amazing, Jay H & Holzee.


Education

Ashford is home to several primary and secondary schools. There are also colleges located in the area along with a main library in the town (there are some local, smaller libraries). Schools and colleges are listed below: Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ... Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ...


Primary Schools in the town are:

  • Ashford South Community Primary School
  • Ashford Friars School (Independent)
  • Beaver Green Infants School
  • Downs View Infants School
  • East Stour Primary School
  • Furley Park Primary School
  • Godinton Primary School
  • Great Chart Primary School
  • Hopewell School
  • Kennington C of E Junior School
  • Linden Grove Primary School
  • Oak Tree Primary School
  • Phoenix Community Primary School
  • St Mary's Church of England Primary School
  • St Simon's of England R C Primary school
  • St Teresas Catholic Primary School
  • Victoria Road
  • Willesborough Infant School
  • Willesborough Junior School
  • The John Wesley C E (Aided) Primary School is to be built on the junction of Chart Road/Cuckoo Lane, Singleton, completion expected in 2007.
  • In June 2006, because there are 1,008 empty places in Ashford, Kent County Council discussed the Kent Primary Strategy proposing merging Ashford South Primary School and Oak Tree Primary School, also suggested for amalgamation are Beaver Green Infant and Hopewell Junior schools. The final proposed merger for the area is between Charing CEP School and Hothfield Village School.[13] Public consultation is expected in October 2006.

Secondary schools are: For other persons named John Wesley, see John Wesley (disambiguation). ...

Further Education is provided by: Further education (often abbreviated FE) is post-secondary, post-compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school). ...

  • Ashford School of Art & Design (Henwood Industrial Estate and Tufton Street)
  • South Kent College - Jemmett Road Campus
  • South Kent College - South Ashford Campus
  • The Norton Knatchbull School Sixth Form Centre
  • Highworth Sixth Form Centre
  • The Towers School Sixth Form Centre
  • Ashford School - Alison Bell's place of learning
  • Imperial College London has a major campus at nearby Wye, after it merged with Wye College, the University of London's agricultural college in 2000.

England, Wales, Northern Ireland The sixth form, in the English, Welsh and Northern Irish education systems, is the term used to refer to the final two years of secondary schooling (when students are about sixteen to eighteen years of age), during which students normally prepare for their GCE A-level... Affiliations Russell Group Association of MBAs IDEA League Association of Commonwealth Universities Golden Triangle Oak Ridge Associated Universities Nobel laureates 14 Website http://www. ... Wye College Wye is an historic village in Kent, England, located some 12 miles from Canterbury. ... Wye College was founded in 1447 by John Kempe, the Archbishop of York, as a college for the training of priests. ... Website http://www. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ...

See also

Kent Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... Ashford Borough Councils Coat of Arms Ashford is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. ... Ashford International railway station serves Ashford in Kent. ...

External links

  • A Travel Guide for visitors is available by viewing Wikitravel.
  • History website includes maps and Photographs
  • Ashford Chamber of Commerce website
  • Ashford Borough Council website
  • Ashford Local - News, photographs and local businesses for Ashford, Kent.
  • Campaign to sustain a good level of Eurostar services
  • Map of Ashford on Google Maps
  • Details of a ghost hunt in Ashford

Google Maps (for a time named Google Local) is a free web mapping service application and technology provided by Google that powers many map-based services including the Google Maps website, Google Ride Finder and embedded maps on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. It offers street maps...

References

  1. ^ International Civic Heraldry
  2. ^ Bartleby.com
  3. ^ 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica
  4. ^ goashford.com
  5. ^ Kings College, London
  6. ^ Kent Council Council Election results May 2005
  7. ^ Kent County Council
  8. ^ Government Office for the South East
  9. ^ Kent County Council
  10. ^ BBC.co.uk 9 June 2006
  11. ^ BBC.co.uk 9 July 2007
  12. ^ BBC weather
  13. ^ BBC.co.uk 16 June 2006

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