Ashley cum Silverley (St. Mary)

ASHLEY cum Silverley (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Newmarket, hundred of Cheveley, county of Cambridge, 3¼ miles (E. by S.) from Newmarket; containing 417 inhabitants. These two places, which are now consolidated, comprise 2143a. 3r. 25p. At Silverley are only a farmhouse and two cottages, with the tower of the ruined church; at Ashley are the ruins of an old church situated in the burial-ground. The living is a rectory, with the vicarage of Silverley annexed, valued in the king's books at £8; patron, the Marquess of Bute; net income, £150, arising out of 272 acres of land allotted in lieu of tithes on the inclosure. The church is a small plain edifice.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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