Ashbrittle, a parish in Somerset, on the verge of the county, and on the river Tone, 4 miles from Burlescombe station on the G.W.R., and 7 W by S of Wellington, which is the post town; money order office, Ashbrittle; telegraph office, Greenham. Acreage, 2158; population of the civil parish, 247; of the ecclesiastical, 308. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £368. The church is mainly old, partly new. There is a chapel of ease, built in 1860. Greenham, a hamlet about 2 miles from the parish, was amalgamated with Stawley by a Local Government Order in 1884, and at the same time Great and Little Brimley were also annexed to it.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ashbrittle St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Wellington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ashbrittle 1563-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ashbrittle from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ashbrittle (St. John the Baptist))
Online maps of Ashbrittle 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 Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.