Ash Priors, Somerset Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1700
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1595

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ash Priors

  • Halse
  • Bishop’s Lydeard
  • Combe Florey
  • Lydeard St Lawrence

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASH-PRIORS, a parish in Taunton district, Somerset; near Bishops-Lydeard r. station, and 6 miles NW of Taunton.-Post Town, Bishops-Lydeard under Taunton. Acres, 635. Real property, £1,057. Pop., 207. Houses, 45. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £70. Patron, Sir T. B. Lethbridge, Bart. The church is good.

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

Ash-Priors, 3 m. N.E. Milverton. P. 226.

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

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Administration

County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Taunton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Taunton
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Taunton
Poor Law Union: Taunton
Hundred: West Kingsbury
Province: Canterbury