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Ashley, Hampshire

Historical Description

Ashley, a parish in Hants, 2 miles from Horsebridge station on the L. & S.W.R., and 9 W of Winchester. Post town, Stockbridge under Winchester. Acreage, 1834; population, 103. There are vestiges of Roman camps, and a Danish entrenchment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £220. The church is Norman, has a very small chancel arch, and was restored in 1858.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAshley St. Mary 
HundredKings Sombourn 
Poor Law unionStockbridge 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1725.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure of flint and stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and a belfry, consisting of two recesses in the West gable with a bell hung in each: in 1902 a monument, was erected in the chancel to the Rev. James Hannay M.A. rector 1843-92: the church was restored in 1858, and again in 1895, and affords 50 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ashley from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


Online maps of Ashley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBH25
Post TownNew Milton