Ashington Somerset Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Vincent

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ashington

  • Yeovilton
  • Chilton Cantelo
  • Mudford
  • Limington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHINGTON, a parish in Yeovil district, Somerset; on the river Yeo, and on the Durston and Yeovil railway, 3½ miles N of Yeovil. Post Town, Ilchester under Taunton. Acres, 554. Real property, with Draycott, £1,957. Pop., 57. Houses, 10. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £162. Patron, not reported. 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

Ashington, 23 m. S.E. Ilchester. P. 71.

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

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