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Ashwick, Somerset

Historical Description

Ashwick, a parish in Somerset, on the Fosse way, near Masbury camp, 1½ mile from Binegar station on the Somerset and Dorset Railway. Post town, Bath; money order office, Oakhill; telegraph office, Shepton Mallet. Acreage, 1530; population of the civil parish, 814; of the ecclesiastical, 640. Ashwick Grove is the seat of the Stracheys. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £IIO. Patron, the Vicar of Kilmersdon. The church is good and has been well preserved; there are two dissenting chapels. The villages of Nettlebridge and Gurney Slade are partly in this parish.

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 parishAshwick St. James 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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 districtBA3
Post TownRadstock