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Ashington, Somerset

Historical Description

Ashington, a parish in Somerset, on the river Yeo, 4 miles from Yeovil station on the G.W.R. Post town, Ilchester under Taunton. Acreage, 529; population, 32. The living is a rectory, annexed to Chilton Cantelo, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £290. The church is good.

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 parishAshington St. Vincent 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil