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Ashford, Middlesex

Historical Description

Ashford, a village and a parish in Middlesex. The village stands amid a richly-cultivated tract, 2 miles E of Staines, and has a station on the L. & S.W.R., and a post and telegraph office (S.O.) under Staines. The parish includes the western part of Old Hounslow Heath, once the retreat of highwaymen and the terror of travellers. Acreage, 1402, population, 2700. Ashford Lodge, Manor House, and Clock House are handsome seats. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London; value, £125. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1859. A Welsh charity school, an edifice in the Tudor style, was founded in 1857, and is now used as a high-class school for girls. The West London District School, opened in 1872, has accommodation for 790 children.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMiddlesex 
Ecclesiastical parishAshford St. Michael 
HundredSpelthorne 
Poor Law unionStaines 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ashford from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Middlesex is online.

DistrictAshford
CountyKent
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtTN23
Post TownAshford