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West Ashton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Ashton, West, a tithing, a township, and a chapelry near Steeple-Ashton, Wilts. The tithing lies 2½ miles SE of Trowbridge station on the G.W.R. There is a post and telegraph office; money order office, Trowbridge. Acreage of township, 2025; population, 302. Rood Ashton House is a splendid Gothic mansion, surrounded by a magnificent park of 700 acres. The chapelry is conterminate with the tithing, and is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £200. The church is a neat modern edifice, and has a stone pulpit and a good organ.

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 
Civil parishSteeple Ashton 
Poor Law unionWestbury and Whorwelsdown 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for West Ashton:

1847-1880  1847-1880

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA14
Post TownTrowbridge