|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Washlingstone Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Tonbridge Rural, Kent, England||rural district of which it was a part 1894-1934|
|Speldhurst, Kent, England||parish into which it was absorbed in 1934|
|Tunbridge Wells District, Kent, England||district municipality into which the parish was transferred in 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There is also a parish named Ashurst in the neighbouring county of Sussex.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Ashurst is a village five miles (8 km) west of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, and has been since 1934 in the civil parish of Speldhurst. The 10th-century parish church is dedicated to St Martin of Tours. The parish is located on the border between Kent and East Sussex; the River Medway forms the border between the two counties. There were two watermills located here, both now closed, and there is a weir on the river.
Ashurst was originally an ancient parish in Washlingstone Hundred. Between 1894 and 1934 it was part of the Tonbridge Rural District. In 1934 it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Speldhurst and since 1974 the area is covered by the non-metropolitan Borough of Tunbridge Wells.
- Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
- Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
- For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
- Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
- Steve Archer has produced a very useful round-up of the available census records for Kent - and where/from whom they are available.
- Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
- Bishop's Transcripts for Kent parishes, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch since February 2016
- The Kent Family History Society and the North West Kent Family History Society are the most dominant, but there are also
Categories: Kent, England | Ashurst, Kent, England | Washlingstone Hundred, Kent, England | Tonbridge Rural, Kent, England | Speldhurst, Kent, England | Tunbridge Wells District, Kent, England