Ashton under Hill

Photo of Thatched cottage, preaching cross and lych gate Three traditional features of an English village scene; Ashton under Hill. by Jonathan Billinger, some rights reserved.

Ashton under Hill Gloucestershire Genealogy & Family History

Ashton under Hill is a chapelry of Beckford Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Church: St Barbara

Registers begin: 1596

Nonconformists in Ashton under Hill include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ashton under Hill

Ashton-Under-Hill Church. Ashton-under-Hill church is dedicated to St Barbara, here it is viewed from the south-east. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

  • Elmley Castle
  • Overbury
  • Dumbleton
  • Sedgeberrow
  • Beckford

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Ashton-Under-Hill, a parish in the district of Evesham, and county of Gloucester; on the Ashchurch and Evesham railway, with a r. station, 5 miles SW of Evesham. Post Town, Beckford, under Tewkesbury. Acres, 1,300. Real property, £2,475. Pop., 411. Houses, 93. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ashton-under-Hill, 6 miles N.E. Tewkesbury. P. 342

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

The Cross at Ashton-Under-Hill. The medieval cross and sundial in Ashton-under-Hill date from the fourteenth century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ashton-Under-Hill, a chapelry in the parish of Beckford, Gloucestershire; 5 miles south-west of Evesham. Living, a curacy in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford. Pop., in 1801, 305; in 1831, 291. Houses 70. Acres 1,300. A. P. £1,857. Poor rates, in 1837, £122.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ashton-Under-Hill, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Evesham (99) 5 m. S. Pop. 301.

A chapelry in the parish of Beckford, partly in the hundred of Tewkesbury, upper division, and partly in that of Tibaldstone. The living is a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, annexed to the vicarage of Beckford; church ded. to St. Barbara.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Directories

Ashton under Hill Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876
Ashton-under-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863
Ashton-under-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Evesham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Evesham
  • Hundred: Tibaldstone
  • Province: Canterbury