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Ash Priors, Somerset

Historical Description

Ash-Priors, a parish in Somerset, near Bishops-Lydeard station on the G.W.R., and 6 miles NW of Taunton. Post town, Bishops-Lydeard under Taunton. Acreage, 641; population, 128. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £70. The church is good, and was completely restored in 1874.

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 parishAsh-Priors Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ash Priors 1700-1812, 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 Ash Priors from the following:


Online maps of Ash Priors 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton