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
Ash = Ash tree. OE aesc
Ash-next-Ridley fell within the Hundred of Axtane. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Dartford.
For ordering details see Census Publications.
Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)
Church of England