Dating in ashford kent
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Ashford became known for nonconformism.
These villages include Bockhanger, Kennington, Sevington, Singleton and Willesborough.
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 is the oldest surviving registered company in England and Wales.
There is still a regular street market in the town, but the market company relocated outside Ashford town centre after part of the 19th-century site was demolished to make way for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. During World War I, Ashford's importance as a transport hub and its location between the continent and London made it a target for aerial bombing.
Ashford has been a communications hub and has stood at the centre of five railway lines since the 19th century.
The arrival of the railways became a source of employment and contributed to the town's growth.
In addition, housing estates have been built in the open spaces amongst Bybrook, Godinton, Kingsnorth, Park Farm and Stanhope.