Place:


Ashill  Somerset

 

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.

Ashill through time

Ashill is now part of South Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ashill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ashill in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/12339

Date accessed: 21st November 2017


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