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History of Ash and Ridley from Earliest Records to 1957
                    
Compiled by Dorothy G. Meager on behalf of Ash and Ridley Women's Institute           Page 1

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Statistics

Nearest towns: - Gravesend, Dartford, Sevenoaks


Population
: -


Ash
Ridley
Ash
Ridley
Ash
Ridley
Ash
Ridley
Ash-cum-Ridley


Census  1801
Census  1801
Census  1921
Census  1921
Census  1931
Census  1931
Census  1951
Census  1951
estimated
 30th June 1955


427  
47  
600}
73}
705}
63}
1,017  
70  

890

No. of houses
83
8

60

188
206
17

277

Note: - 1801 is the earliest census taken in this country and therefore not very
             reliable according to expert knowledge

Area: -               Ash-cum-Ridley                          3,467 acres

Rateable value:   Ash-cum-Ridley      1957              9,052

Rates: -              Ash-cum-Ridley      1957              17s 10d in

Electoral Division KCC: -
   Dartford Rural East member   Mr William Simmons, Billet Hill, Ash

Dartford Rural District Council: -
   Member Mr Fred Goodwin, White House, Ash

Parliamentary Division: -
   Dartford, Socialist member  Mr S Irving, 52 Tudor Close, Dartford

Parish Councillors: -
   Mr H G Brooks               Mr F Goodwin         Mr A R Lucas
   Mr G McCarthy              Mrs D C Meager      Mr W Simmons
   Mr W C R Stoneham      Mr A Storer              Rev J D Vigo

Parish Councils were set up by the Local Government Act of 1894, that is the year of the separation of Church and State in the Parish.

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