OS Grid Reference: TQ6064
The 1841 population was 663

"Ashe (or Ash) near Dartford is a very beautiful village, 8½ miles from Gravesend, in Dartford Union and Hundred, lathe of Sutton, with an exceedingly handsome church. There is a National Free School, and also a Baptist Meeting house."  1852 directory

Placename Origin

Ash = Ash tree. OE aesc

Administrative Units

Ash-next-Ridley fell within the Hundred of Axtane. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Dartford.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester.

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index and Page Images published on CD-Rom as part of CD8 (Dartford Registration District).
  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume V (Dartford Registration District).
  • 1891 Transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD3 (Dartford Registration District).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England


  • Baptist: Ebenezer Chapel, later Independent. No information on registers
West Kent map