Ashcott, Somerset Family History Guide

Status: Chapelry

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1743 see also Shapwick
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1586

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Ashcott

  • Walton
  • Butleigh
  • Long Sutton
  • Meare
  • Aller
  • Street
  • Glastonbury St Benedict
  • Greinton
  • High Ham
  • Shapwick

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHCOTT, a parish in Bridgewater district, Somerset; near the Glastonbury railway, 5 miles WSW of Glastonbury. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Bath; and includes the hamlet of Pedwell. Acres, 2,272. Real property, £4,328. Pop., 817. Houses, 183 The manor belonged to Glastonbury Abbey. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Shapwick, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church was restored in 1860. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £70.

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

Ashcott, 8 m. E. Bridgewater. P. 843.

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

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