In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ashill like this:
ASHILL, a village and a parish in Chard district, Somerset. The village stands near Chard canal, and near the Chard and Taunton railway, 4 miles NW of Ilminster, and 8 SSE of Taunton. It has a post office under Ilminster, and fairs on Easter-Wednesday, and on 12 Sept. or the following Wednesday. ...
The parish comprises 1,790 acres. Real property, £3,324. Pop., 445. Houses, 92. The property is much subdivided. A spring which ebbs and flows is near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is ancient, and was recently restored.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashill in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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