In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mears Ashby like this:
ASHBY-MEARS, or Mears-Ashby, a parish in Wellingborough district, Northampton; 3 miles N by W of Castle-Ashby r. station, and 3½ WSW of Wellingborough. Post Town, Wilby, under Northampton. Acres, 1,890. Real property, £3,220. Pop., 525. Houses, 117. A.-M. Hall is the seat of H. M. Stockdale, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £235. Patrons, Trustees. The church was restored in 1858. There are two dissenting chapels and an endowed school.
Mears Ashby is now part of Wellingborough district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wellingborough has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mears Ashby itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mears Ashby, in Wellingborough and Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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