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Ashbrittle, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishAshbrittle St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ashbrittle 1563-1812, 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 Ashbrittle from the following:


Online maps of Ashbrittle 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 districtTA21
Post TownWellington