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Ashill, Somerset

Historical Description

Ashill, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 4 miles NW of Ilminster station on the G.W.R., and 8½ SSE of Taunton. It has a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Hatch Beauchamp. The parish comprises 2740 acres; population of the civil parish, 552; of the ecclesiastical, 414. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £200. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1882.

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 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionChard 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ashill 1558-1815, 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 Ashill from the following:


Online maps of Ashill 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA19
Post TownIlminster