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Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Steeple Ashton, a village and a parish in Wiltshire, 3½ miles from Trowbridge station on the G.W.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Trowbridge. Acreage, 2864; population of the civil parish, 705; of the ecclesiastical, 1310. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. A market cross was erected in 1679. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury, with the chapelry of Semington annexed; net value, £375 with residence, in the gift of Magdalene College, Cambridge. The church is a handsome structure in the Gothic style, with an embattled tower, and contains some interesting memorials. There are Primitive Methodist and Baptist chapels.

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 CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSteeple Ashton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWestbury and Whorwelsdown 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA14
Post TownTrowbridge