Ashwick, Somerset Family History Guide

Ashwick is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Somerset, created in 1826 from chapelry in Kilmersdon Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Oakhill.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1701
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1595

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Protestant Dissenters, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ashwick

  • Dinder
  • Horrington
  • Shepton Mallet
  • Downside
  • Chilcompton
  • Stratton-on-the Fosse
  • Croscombe
  • Emborough
  • Binegar
  • Stoke Lane

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASHWICK, a parish in Shepton-Mallet district, Somerset; on the Fosseway, near Masbury camp, 3¾ miles NNE of Shepton-Mallet r. station. It includes part of the hamlet of Oakhill, which has a post office under Bath. Acres, 1,525. Real property, £4,179. Pop., 778. Houses, 201. The property is divided among ten. Ashwick Grove is the seat of the Stracheys. Coal is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £113. Patron, the Vicar of Kilmersdon. The church is good; and there are three dis senting chapels, and charities £13.

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

Ashwick, 4 miles N.N.E. Shepton-Mallet. P. 945.

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

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County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Shepton Mallet
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Frome
Poor Law Union: Shepton Mallet
Hundred: Kilmersdon
Province: Canterbury