Ashley (St. James)
ASHLEY (St. James), a parish, in the union of Tetbury, hundred of Malmesbury, Malmesbury and Kingswood, and N. divisions of Wilts, 5 miles (N. by W.) from Malmesbury; containing 96 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 16. 5½., and in the patronage of the Duchy of Lancaster: the tithes have been commuted for £210, and there are 34 acres of glebe.