In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ash Priors like this:
ASH-PRIORS, a parish in Taunton district, Somerset; near Bishops-Lydeard r. station, and 6 miles NW of Taunton.-Post Town, Bishops-Lydeard under Taunton. Acres, 635. Real property, £1,057. Pop., 207. Houses, 45. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £70. Patron, Sir T. B. Lethbridge, Bart. The church is good.
Ash Priors is now part of Taunton Deane district. Click here for graphs and data of how Taunton Deane has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ash Priors itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ash Priors, in Taunton Deane and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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