Ash (Martock), Somerset

Historical Description

Ash, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in Martock parish, Somerset, 1 mile from Martock station on the G.W.R., and 3 miles SW of Ilchester. The district includes the hamlets of Ash, Witcombe, and Mitton, and was constituted in 1845. Post town, Martock under Ilminster. Population, 461. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £275 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Martock.

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 County Somersetshire
Civil parish Martock
Hundred Martock
Poor Law union Yeovil

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1841.

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Churches

Church of England

Holy Trinity

The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1840, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave and a western turret containing one bell: the chancel was added in 1889 at a cost of £400; and at the same time a new font, pulpit and lectern were given by friends of the parish, the total cost amounting to £635: the nave was restored in 1897 at a cost of £220: there are 250 sittings.

Holy Trinity, Ash


Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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