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Aisholt, Somerset

Historical Description

Aisholt or Asholt, a parish in Somerset, 8 miles from Bridgewater station on the Bristol and Exeter section of the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bridgewater; money order and telegraph office, Nether Stowey. Acreage, 875; population of the civil parish, 82; of the ecclesiastical, 127. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £223. The church is good. It contains two new stained glass windows, and a new organ was erected in 1893. Detached parts of this parish were amalgamated with Spaxton in 1885.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAisholt All Saints 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Aisholt 1654-1811, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

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 Aisholt from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater