Ashley, Kent

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The Butchers Arms, Ashley.jpg
The Butchers Arms, Ashley
Ashley is located in Kent
Ashley shown within Kent
OS grid reference TR3048
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dover
Postcode district CT15
Dialling code 01304
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
51°11′31″N 1°18′18″E / 51.192°N 1.305°E / 51.192; 1.305Coordinates: 51°11′31″N 1°18′18″E / 51.192°N 1.305°E / 51.192; 1.305

Ashley (also known, signposted and marked on some maps as Sutton) is a hamlet located in the parish of Sutton, some five miles (8 km) north of Dover on the summit of Gants Hill in Kent, England.[1][2] Ashley runs almost seamlessly into the neighbouring village of Studdal[disambiguation needed]. The A256 road passes to the west of Ashley. The population of the hamlet is included in the civil parish of Tilmanstone.

The main road running through Ashley is Chapel Lane. This is because of the small (Baptist) chapel that still stands on it.It was one of several village chapels in the area which belonged to the Eythorne Baptist Church "group". The chapel has now been converted into a dwelling / house.

The public house in the photograph ceased trading in 2005 and was converted into a private dwelling in 2009.

Ashley is in a predominantly rural area and the starting place of a large number of hiking routes.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 179 Canterbury & East Kent (Dover & Margate) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319228784. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 

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