Ashbrittle, Somerset


Ashbrittle, a parish in Somerset, on the verge of the county, and on the river Tone, 4 miles from Burlescombe station on the G.W.R., and 7 Why S of Wellington, which is the post town; money order office, Ashbrittle; telegraph office, Greenham. Acreage, 2158; population of the civil parish, 247; of the ecclesiastical, 308. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £368. The church is mainly old, partly new. There is a chapel of ease, built in 1860. Greenham, a hamlet about 2 miles from the parish, was amalgamated with Stawley by a Local Government Order in 1884, and at the same time Great and Little Brimley were also annexed to it.

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ashbrittle 1563-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.


Old maps of Ashbrittle are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

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