Ashill Somerset Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ashill

  • Ilminster
  • Ilton
  • Isle Abbots
  • Barrington
  • Broadway
  • Whitelackington
  • Beer Crocombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHILL, a village and a parish in Chard district, Somerset. The village stands near Chard canal, and near the Chard and Taunton railway, 4 miles NW of Ilminster, and 8 SSE of Taunton. It has a post office under Ilminster, and fairs on Easter-Wednesday, and on 12 Sept. or the following Wednesday. The parish comprises 1,790 acres. Real property, £3,324. Pop., 445. Houses, 92. The property is much subdivided. A spring which ebbs and flows is near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is ancient, and was recently restored.

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

Ashill, 3 miles N. W. Ilminster. P. 438.

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

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County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Chard
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Ashill
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Crewkerne
Poor Law Union: Chard
Hundred: Abdick and Bulstone
Province: Canterbury