Ashwell

Photo of St Mary the Virgin's parish church, Ashwell, Rutland, seen from the southeast by John Salmon, some rights reserved.

Ashwell Rutland Family History & Genealogy

Ashwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Rutland.

Alternative names: Exwell

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1595

Nonconformists in Ashwell: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Ashwell

  • Burley
  • Cottesmore
  • Langham
  • Barrow
  • Whissendine
  • Teigh

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Ashwell, a parish in Oakham district, Rutland; on the Midland railway and an affluent of the river Wreak, near the Melton-Mowbray canal, 3½ miles N of Oakham. It has a station on the railway, and its Post Town is Oakham. Acres, 1,799. Real property, £3,081. Pop., 206. Houses, 48. The manor was known, in the Saxon times, as Exwell; belonged to Earl Harold; and passed, in the time of Edward III., to the Touchets, and after wards to others. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £401. Patron, Viscount Downe. The church is a handsome edifice, with a tower; and contains three interesting altar-tombs.

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

Administration

  • County: Rutlandshire
  • Civil Registration District: Oakham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Rutland
  • Poor Law Union: Oakham
  • Hundred: Alstow
  • Province: Canterbury