Status: Ancient Parish
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1558
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598
Parishes adjacent to Ashill
- Isle Abbots
- Beer Crocombe
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.
Family History Links
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