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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ashley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Stockbridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ashley (St. Mary))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.