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Ashcott, Somerset

Historical Description

Ashcott, a parish in Somerset, 5 miles WSW of Glastonbury. It has a station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and includes the hamlet of Pedwell. It has a post and money order office; telegraph office, Street. Acreage, 2382; population, 656. The manor belonged to Glastonbury Abbey. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was restored in 1860, and again in 1889. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Pedwell, and a Primitive Methodist chapel at Ashcott. There is also a good reading-room with lending library.

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 parishAshcott All Saints 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater